College of Optometry Continuing Education

Welcome to an advanced continuing education program offered through Pacific University College of Optometry. We are committed to offering an educational package containing the most important topics pertaining to optometry. Our continuing education courses offer a wide variety of educational possibilities and are designed to fulfill the requirements of license renewal. All courses are COPE approved and can be used to fulfill CE requirements in all states. Check the COPE website for details on your state.

Please note: these courses were not designed for use as self-assessment modules as part of a board certification process, nor have they been endorsed by the Pacific University College of Optometry for that specific purpose.

Earning credits with our online CE process involves 5 easy steps.

  1. Browse below to select a course.
  2. Complete the course by progressing through the online materials or listening to the Podcast.
  3. Create a user name and log-in to take the exam.
  4. Take and pass the exam with a 70 percent or better.
  5. Print off the invoice with confirmation number and follow payment instructions, including PayPal options.
  6. Your certificate will arrive in the mail in approx. 2 weeks. Contact us for rush requests.

You may browse any of the courses risk free. We are constantly updating courses and producing new courses. Pacific University offers special-purpose courses to meet particular state license renewal requirements.

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Pacific University now offers two types of courses, traditional text courses and PodCast courses. Each course is priced based on the number of credits:

  • $59 for a 3 credit COPE approved course
  • $49 for a 2 credit COPE approved course
  • $39 for a 1 credit COPE approved course

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Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 2 courses

ID 40015

Diagnosis and Treatment of Episcleritis

41758 AS

This course focuses on the clinical diagnosis and management of episcleritis. It covers the clinical features of episcleritis as compared to scleritis and other red eye conditions. Additionally, supportive and medical therapy are presented.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #107500

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 2, 2017


ID 40016

Optometric Management of Scleritis

41759 AS

This course focuses on the clinical diagnosis and management of scleritis. It covers the clinical features of scleritis as compared to episcleritis and other red eye conditions. Additionally, associated systemic conditions are discussed with relevant medical therapy.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #107500

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 2, 2017


Glaucoma - 3 courses

ID 33831

Fundamentals of Gonioscopy

44247-GL

This course covers anterior chamber angle anatomy, types of gonioscopy lenses, a review of the procedure, and proper recording and insurance coding for gonioscopy. It also describes variations of normal anterior chamber angles and angle abnormalities that are commonly seen in an eye care setting.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #103512

Credits 3.00 $59.00

Expires February 20, 2018


ID 40019

Pharmacological Treatment and Management Protocols for Glaucoma: An Optometric Approach

41912 GL

Treatment and management of glaucoma continues to advance through increased pharmacological options and technological instrumentation. This course reviews current medicinal choices for treating glaucoma, as well as management protocols for testing and follow-up.

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO

Event #107578

Credits 3.00 $59.00

Expires June 20, 2017


ID 40023

Childhood Glaucomas and Pseudoglaucomas

41928 GL

This course will cover causative factors in congenital and early-onset forms of glaucoma, in order to prevent vision loss and legal blindness later in life in this young population.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107580

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 23, 2017


General Optometry - 2 courses

ID 40025

Prisms and Palsies: Lessons from the 3D Vision Clinic

41931 GO

This course covers how to diagnose eye muscle palsies and how to treat them with prism. Both congenital and acquired strabismic causes of diplopia and near-diplopia are covered, as well as prism prescribing techniques called associated phorometry.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107586

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 24, 2017


ID 40028

Optometric Considerations for Pregnant Patients

42076 GO

This course is an overview of the literature in regards to physiological and pathological changes that can happen to the eye during pregnancy. Also discussed are treatment options for various ocular conditions that could occur in a pregnant patient. Please note that it is always encouraged to check with an obstetrician or primary care provider before initiating treatment of any kind.

Ami Halvorson OD FAAO and Erica Wiegandt, OD candidate (2015)

Event #107636

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 9, 2017


Neuro-Optometry - 3 courses

ID 35927

Optic Nerve: Itis, Opathy, and Edema

35927 NO

This course will teach diagnosis and treatment of optic disc drusen, idiopathic intercranial hypertensiion, papilledema, optic neuritis, stroke of the optic nerve, meningiomas and gliomas, Leber hereditory optic neuropathy, and trauma, and related conditions.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #13182

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires September 28, 2015


ID 35928

Differential Diagnosis of Optic Nerve Disorders

35928 NO

This course will cover differential diagnosis of optic nerve disorders, including optic atrophy, hypoplasia, colobomas, tilted discs, intercranial hypertension, AION, optic disc drusen and neuritis, non-glaucomatous neuropathy, and optic nerve tumors, among others.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #13174

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires September 28, 2015


ID 40003

Electrophysiological Testing in Clinical Practice

38569 NO

This course describes the applications of electroretinography (ERG) and visually-evoked potential (VEP) in primary eye care. Included are data acquisition from ERG and VEP, diagnosis, and differential diagnoses from these tests.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #106482

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires September 2, 2016


Pharmacology - 3 courses

ID 34532

Ocular Disease, Drug & Research Update

34523 PH

Over the past few years a number of new developments have been made in the understanding and treatment of common ocular diseases. This course will present an update on a few new drugs in the treatment of macular degeneration and glaucoma and share some of the latest progress in treatment of macular degeneration (AMD). Furthermore, it will provide research findings on potential novel application of ophthalmic drugs for management of ocular surface disease such as dry eye and pterygium.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #103868

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 24, 2015


ID 35430

Black Box Warnings Pertinent to Optometrists

35430 PH

The scope of practice in optometry continues to expand over the years. Most optometrists can prescribe topical and non-topical medications. This course presents drugs pertinent to optometrists with box warnings of potentially serious adverse effects.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #104276

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires August 18, 2015


ID 40032

Advanced Ocular Therapeutics (AOT)

The Advanced Ocular Therapeutics (AOT) course is a 23-hour certificate course on systemic and injectable medications used in eye care. This course currently meets the didactic requirements for optometrists in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. After viewing all 18 segments of the course, the doctor will take a written exam over the course materials. This exam will be administered through an approved proctor site (state board offices, university, or at Pacific University College of Optometry). Doctors will have 30 days to view the 18 segments of the course from the time their registrations have been processed. To register for Advanced Ocular Therapeutics (AOT), please complete the registration form and email to Jeanne Oliver at jeanne@pacificu.edu or by fax at 503-352-2929. Online registration is also available (below). Upon receipt of your completed registration form and 50 percent deposit ($900), you will receive a password to access the video courses. After you’ve completed the 18 segments, the balance of the registration ($900) will be due and the written exam will be sent to your designated proctor. The exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions. The exam is returned to Pacific University College of Optometry for scoring. A passing score is 75 percent. Course materials were recorded August 16 – 18, 2010, during the PUCO/OOPA AOT course at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. The instructors are: Ken Eakland, OD (Course Master), Bruce Flint, OD, Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, Dennis Smith, OD, MS, Jeffrey Urness, OD, Lesley Walls, OD, MD. Washington requires an additional eight hours of supervised clinical workshop and four hours of injections workshop for licensure. Please contact Optometric Physicians of Washington for information on upcoming workshops. Alaska requires an additional 7 hour injections workshop.

Ken Eakland OD

Event #0

Credits 23.00 $1800.00

Expires February 28, 2019


Posterior Segment - 4 courses

ID 34533

Ocular Pain in the Quiet Eye

34533 PS

Optometrists see patients presenting with eye pain on an almost daily basis. They are challenging to manage because the eyes and orbit are heavily innervated, so there are many causes that can lead to ocular discomfort. The most challenging cases of eye pain are those presenting with a quiet-appearing eye. Undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and mismanagement of some of these conditions can result in irreversible vision loss or systemic disability. This course focuses on 3 categories that can lead to ocular pain: 1) eye pain from an ocular or orbital source; 2) eye pain referred from a distant source; and 3) eye pain from other sources.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #103868

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 27, 2015


ID 34534

AMD Potpourri

34534 PS

Over the past year, a number of new developments have been made in the understanding and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This course will present an overview of our current knowledge about AMD focusing on the prevalence, pathogenesis, genetics, prevention, and treatment, now and in the pipeline.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #103868

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 27, 2015


ID 34898

Plaquenil Maculopathy

34898 PH

Plaquenil maculopathy is an uncommon side effect of the systemic medication, Hydroxychrloroquine. This lecture will guide the optometrist in diagnosis and management of Plaquenil maculopathy. The course will review updated guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and discuss exciting new research utilizing OCT.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #104151

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 15, 2015


ID 40002

The Era of Anti-VEGF

38573 PS

Anti‐Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Anti-VEGF) medication line of medications and explained for primary eye care providers, and how they are used to treat a variety of ocular pathologies, and a realistic expectation of their limitations.

Kirk Halvorson OD

Event #106483

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires August 5, 2016


Principles of Diagnosis - 2 courses

ID 40008

Grand Rounds: Interesting Presentations in Young(er) Patients

39733 PD

This course presents the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment of optic nerve head drusen, iron-deficiency anemia, and Laurence-Moon/Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in three young patients.

Ryan Bulson, OD, MS, FAAO

Event #106479

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 19, 2016


ID 40014

Imaging Interpretation for the Comprehensive Eye Care Professional

40258 PD

The following interactive course will focus on OCT interpretation using clinical cases. It will provide an overview of interpretation and diagnostics in retina and glaucoma management using OCT and perimetry. Structure and function will be discussed in detail.

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Event #107501

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires January 27, 2017


Functional Vision/Pediatrics - 2 courses

ID 40010

Smith-Magenis and Down Syndromes

40094 FV

The course is introduced with case presentations. Utilizing the cases, a review of basic science aspects of common congenital disorders is reviewed with both Down Syndrome and Smith-Magenis Syndrome being reviewed in detail. Ocular manifestations of these disorders is emphasized along with suggested optometric management.

Lesley L. Walls, OD, MD, DOS

Event #106694

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires January 10, 2017


ID 40020

The Whiter, Brighter Pupil: Leukocoria in Children

41918 FV

This course will cover causes of monocular vision loss in young patients, including congenital cataract, retinoblastoma tumors of the eye and brain, and genetic conditions that can threaten both sight and, sometimes, the life of the patient.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107578

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 22, 2017


Ethics/Jurisprudence - 1 course

ID 40029

The Statutes and Administrative Rules of the Optometric Practice in Oregon

42553-EJ

The course reviews the laws and statutes that govern the practice of optometry in the state of Oregon. The approval from the Oregon Board of Optometry for this course expires on January 1, 2016.

Gregory G. Kautz OD

Event #0

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires January 1, 2016


Peri-Operative Management of Ophthalmic Surgery - 4 courses

ID 17948

PCLI - Cataract Care: Enhancing the Team Concept Part 1 Preoperative; Part 2 Intraoperative

42433-PO

Part 1 - Gives practical guidelines for the routine preoperative examination and diagnosis of patients and cataracts. Part 2 - Reviews cataract surgery with video clips of various cataract procedures.

Douglas Hansen, OD; Michael VanBrocklin, OD; Paul Chung, MD; Gordon Johns, MD

Event #107895

Credits 3.00 $0.00

Expires December 10, 2015


ID 17949

PCLI - Cataract Care: Enhancing the Team Concept--Part 3 Postoperative

42435-PO

This course gives the essentials of postoperative cataract care, including case examples of common post-op complications, as well as a brief look at the future of cataract surgery and IOL technology.

David Stanfield, OD; Douglas Hansen, OD; Shaun Coombs, OD

Event #107895

Credits 2.00 $0.00

Expires December 5, 2015


ID 40009

PCLI - Care and Feeding of the Modern Cataract Patient

42547-PO

This course is designed to review the latest techniques and technologies available to the current cataract surgery patient.

Rick Burk, OD

Event #107895

Credits 2.00 $0.00

Expires November 12, 2016


ID 40011

PCLI - ICD-10-CM: Simplifying the Complex

40658-PM

This course is an introduction to the new ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding system.

Gordon Johns, MD

Event #107029

Credits 2.00 $0.00

Expires March 10, 2017


Systemic Disease - 11 courses

ID 40001

Multispectral Fundus Imaging in Fundus Examination: a Primer

38250 PS

Fundus evaluation technology has evolved exponentially over the last 150 years. Along with standard full-spectrum fundus photography, angiography, scanning laser polarimetry , and optical coherence tomography, multispectral imaging (MSI) shows great promise for enhanced evaluation of the fundus. This course serves to provide a background and clinical application of MSI for the optometrist.

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO

Event #105744

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 24, 2016


ID 40004

Cytomegalovirus Retinopathy and Other Signs of HIV Infection

38588 SD

Cytogmegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is a condition affecting primarily HIV/ AIDS infected individuals. A rare case of a patient with CMVR whose presenting complaint was itchy eyes is presented, emphasizing the need for routine dilation.

Tracy Doll, OD, FAAO

Event #106482

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires August 6, 2016


ID 40005

Six Things That Changed How I Manage Graves Disease

37745 PS

Graves disease is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect the eye. New research has changed our understanding of Graves disease. This course translates the research into clinical practice. Through discussion of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and case examples, the clinician will be better able to manage patients with Graves disease.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #105536

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires May 2, 2016


ID 40013

Clinical Ocular Grand Rounds

38145 SD

Critical to clinicians is the ability to diagnose and manage unique and interesting presentations of typical ocular conditions, or to be able to diagnose a previously un-encountered condition. The following course will present patient cases with unique presentations of ocular conditions, including special testing. The course will focus on the ability of the clinician to analyze and interpret the unique case presentation and provide appropriate management and treatment options.

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Event #107514

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 13, 2016


ID 40017

HIV, AIDS, and the Eye: Epidemics, Endemics, and Syndemics

40056 SD

This course educates the optometrist as to the causes and consequences, both systemic and ocular, of HIV infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107434

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires January 9, 2017


ID 40018

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye

41902 SD

This course covers the ocular and visual manifestations of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, perhaps the most common of the connective tissue disorders, including optometric diagnosis and treatment.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107569

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 19, 2017


ID 40024

Nutrition and the Elderly Eye

41919 SD

This course will cover micronutrient and macronutrient deficiency and excess that lead to preservation or loss of sight, particularly in older patients.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107578

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 22, 2017


ID 40026

Visual Problems in Mental Health

41932 SD

This course will prepare optometrists to diagnose types of cognitive impairment, including acute delirium, reversible and irreversible dementias, as well as effects of neuroses and psychoses, on the visual system.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #107586

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 24, 2017


ID 40027

Systemic Hypertension and the Eyes

42017 SD

Hypertension is the most common systemic disease for office visits to clinicians. Optometrists play an important role in diagnosing and managing various ocular complications secondary to hypertension. This course focuses to enhance that role.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #107616

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 2, 2017


ID 40034

From Outdated to Updated: A Review of Important Clinical Trials in Ocular Disease

43668 SD

This course is a review of important clinical trials in ocular disease from 2014. The goal is to understand the results of the trials while also developing a strategy for analyzing literature.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #108524

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires December 31, 2017


ID 40035

Autoimmune Disease and the Eye

44086 SD

Autoimmune disease can affect every part of the eye. It is important for optometrists to recognize what ocular complications can manifest from autoimmune disease for appropriate treatment, testing, and referral.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #108693

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires February 10, 2018


Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute - 1 course

ID 40021

PCLI - New Technologies in Cataract Surgery

41688 PO

This course evaluates new technologies in cataract surgery, primarily femtosecond laser-assisted surgery. The mechanism of operation and steps of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is described. The medical advantages and disadvantages of this technology are compared with well-established current techniques. Intraoperative wavefront is described along with its benefits and limitations. Finally, the practical cost of adopting these new technologies is discussed.

Robert Ford, MD

Event #107476

Credits 1.00 $0.00

Expires May 27, 2017