Synapse Academy: Online CPD articles

Synapse Academy provides online CPD for optometrists and dispensing opticians. Accreditation is by the University of Johannesburg for the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

By reading the Synapse Academy articles and completing the online questionnaires, you can fulfil your annual CPD requirement of 30 CEUs, including 5 points in medical law, patients’ rights and ethics.

Annual membership: R 700 (from 1 March 2017)

For assistance, contact Bron at

To register, please send your proof of payment to

Include your HPCSA number and your registered name (for your certificates) in your email.

Banking details: FNB branch 210519 Account number 62591491677

For more information please contact Bron at



Synapse Conference

25 – 28 August 2017

Zorgvliet Estate 


Click here to register or email Bron on


Final programme will be released on 1 June 2017

Contact lenses

International speaker: Paul Rose (Yes, he of the Rose K lens!) Prosthetics and cosmetics Ethics: Janet Early-Heystek (Advocate) Dr Marjo Terreblanche: Botox – What it can and can’t do Bonita Lutzka – Prosthetic contact lenses

General and ocular physiology

Dr JD Deetlefs: Allergies

Dr Johan van Wyk: Ocular surface homeostasis

Dr Piet Swanepoel: Neoplastic disease Paul Leroy: Cloud computing, big data and analytics for the healthcare provider

What if…

We knew what caused Keratoconus? Dr Dirk Booysen We could screen better? Priya Morjaria We could up our game? Lizelle Loock  

Cost: R4000

Banking details: FNB King William’s Town (210519)

Account: 62591491677

 To register email Bron at