CPD: Paediatric dispensing (AU 2C, NZ 0.5GP)


Paediatric dispensing is a learned and perfected skill – it’s not just about ‘a pair of spectacles’.

When managing children, optometrists need to consider many factors, including what is being dispensed and the desired function of the spectacles.

This CPD course discusses the paediatric dispensing journey, examining the end goals of successful wear and the emotions of parent and child. It also addresses the question of when to start thinking about fashion.

Points available

Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 0.5 GP points, accredited to 31 October 2020

Learning objectives

  1. Practitioners will be reminded of how a child’s facial anatomy develops and the impact this has when dispensing.
  2. Optometrists will have enhanced understanding of the best methods to communicate with children or their parents when dispensing.
  3. Optometrists will have enhanced understanding of the issues involved when dispensing to babies, toddlers and young children.

How to access

NOTE: ProFile online CPD is currently only available to Specsavers employees with an iLearn account. If you are an external optometrist and would like to be added to our database to receive online CPD material, email anz.profile@specsavers.com

Method #1
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > Paediatric Dispensing (AU 2C, NZ 0.5GP)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘Paediatric Dispensing’ (PDF)
Complete the quiz

Both iLearn lessons (article and quiz) must be completed to claim CPD points.


Once you have successfully completed the article and quiz components, an evaluation form will appear within the course that allows you to provide feedback and help Specsavers improve the quality of our CPD.


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For CPD enquiries, contact anz.cpd@specsavers.com
For iLearn support, contact anz.ilearn@specsavers.com