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

Pacific University Optometry Continuing Education is pleased to announce we are proudly accepting PayPal for our online courses.

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If you have any questions regarding payment please Jolene Smith at 503-352-2207

Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 5 courses

ID 40092

Diabetes and the Anterior Segment

63024-SD

This course will explore diabetes as a public health concern, how diabetes can manifest in the anterior segment of the eye, and management of these patients.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #117660

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 11, 2022


ID 40096

Fight the Mite, Evicting Demodex Blepharitis

67806-AS

“Fight the Mite, Evicting Demodex Blepharitis,” is a one-hour course aimed at educating the eye-care practitioner on novel methods of diagnosing and treating Demodex blepharitis. Novel in-office and home therapies will be targeted, including the use of mechanical debridement technologies, Tea Tree Oil (TTO)/ Melaleuca Oil, hypochlorous acid, okra plant derivatives, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Tracy Doll, OD, FAAO

Event #119242

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 3, 2023


ID 40097

Lashing Out: Dangerous Beauty

67815-AS

This course details the risks and complications of eyelash and eyelid augmentation procedures, including, false eyelashes, eyelash extensions, eyelash perming/lifting, eye lash tinting, eyelash serums, and cosmetic tattooing. Treatment of ocular surface complications from these enhancements will be discussed, along with healthier beauty alternatives for patients.

Tracy Doll, OD, FAAO

Event #119246

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 6, 2023


ID 40098

“Follow the Flashing Lights”: Using Intense Pulse Light Treatment to get the Ocular Surface Back on Track

67843-AS

“Follow the Flashing Lights, Using Intense Pulse Light Treatment to get the Ocular Surface Back on Track,” is a one credit CE course detailing the novel use of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for patients suffering from ocular surface dryness, particularly secondary to rosacea. Evidenced-based mechanism of action and patient selection will be the main focus, with video demonstration and patient cases for support.

Tracy Doll, OD, FAAO

Event #119259

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 8, 2023


ID 40099

Lid Lesions: Relax or Refer

67921-AS

Patients’ present with a variety of lumps and bumps associated with the ocular and periocular tissues. This interactive presentation will review the various periocular lesions focusing on differentiating the benign from the malignant, the various differentials and current treatment/management options.

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Event #119350

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 19, 2023


Glaucoma - 2 courses

ID 40085

An Optometrists Guide to Glaucoma Surgery

59653-GL

Glaucoma surgery is a complex procedure that has evolved dramatically since its introduction. You will learn the latest techniques for surgical management of patients with glaucoma, including iStent, ExPRESS mini shunt, and trabectome. You will gain knowledge of how to refer for glaucoma surgery and what outcomes to expect.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #116376

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires October 11, 2021


ID 40091

Lifestyle Modification for Prevention Management of Glaucoma

61527-GL

This presentation will review the many lifestyle factors known to influence IOP and will provide doctors with resources to answer patient questions about how lifestyle modifications can be utilized in the prevention and management of glaucoma.

Ryan Bulson, OD, MS, FAAO

Event #116969

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires February 21, 2022


Neuro-Optometry - 5 courses

ID 40075

Introduction to Neuroimaging in Eye Care

57195 PD

This course is an introduction to current neuroimaging techniques used in eye care and indications for their use.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #115268

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires March 15, 2021


ID 40082

Visual Consequences of Chiari Malformation

58690-NO

This course covers the subtle and dramatic ocular and visual effects of various types of acquired hydrocephalus secondary to Chiari malformation and related diseases, including spinal syrinx, idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Treatments will also be covered.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #116621

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 1, 2021


ID 40088

Unexplained Vision Loss: Where Do I Go From Here?

61181-NO

One of the most frustrating problems we face in eye care is when vision loss cant be explained by obvious abnormalities in the eye or when the patient has visual symptoms but normal acuities. Finding the correct diagnosis can be very difficult in these cases. Here we cover proper diagnosis and management options that can potentially prevent permanent blindness and, in some cases, even save lives.

Denise Goodwin, OD, FAAO

Event #116882

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires February 5, 2022


ID 40093

Grand Rounds: Visual Hallucinations and Disturbances

63266-NO

This course will go over some visual hallucinations and disturbances cases (common and rare) that can present in clinic.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #117660

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 10, 2022


ID 40094

Difficulty with Double Vision

63790-NO

This article reviews the most common causes and diagnostic testing for sudden onset binocular diplopia in the adult population. Diagnosis and treatment modalities are explored through the discussion of a case example.

Sarah Lucas, OD

Event #117846

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires February 8, 2022


Low Vision - 1 course

ID 40087

The Congenital Low Vision Patient- A Complete Picture

59936-LV

This course will offer a complete review of low vision and help doctors have a better understanding of how low vision care is growing today. It will also provide an over view of the causes of congenital vision impairment. This course will also cover the different disorders that cause low vision, how to do a proper low vision exam, go over the basics. We will go over several case studies that will allow the doctors the right tools, environmental adaptations and a broad support system.

Christi Closson, OD, FAAO

Event #116500

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 6, 2021


Pharmacology - 4 courses

ID 40032

Advance Ocular Therapeutics (AOT) – Oregon licensure only

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 December 28, 2020


ID 40076

Prescribing for Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

57467 PH

This course will give an overview of the physiological and pathological systemic and ocular changes that pregnant women can experience. Before prescribing for these potential conditions, it is important to discuss and understand the evolving pregnancy categories/labeling of medications. Finally, there will be a review of applicable optometric medications to avoid and safe to use for pregnant and lactating patients.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #115367

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 3, 2021


ID 40101

Treatment and Management of Ocular Pain: NSAIDs and Opioids

68141-PH

Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergent basis. The following interactive presentation will use a case based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Topical and oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Event #119603

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires May 12, 2023


ID 40102

Prescribing in Pregnancy & Lactation

68208-PH

This course will give an overview of the physiological and pathological systemic and ocular changes that pregnant women can experience. Before prescribing for these potential conditions, it is important to discuss and understand the evolving pregnancy categories/labeling of medications. Finally, there will be a review of applicable optometric medications safe to use and to avoid for pregnant and lactating patients.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #119618

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires May 27, 2023


Posterior Segment - 2 courses

ID 40080

Epiretinal Membrane Update

58639-PS

This course will survey the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, and treatment of epiretinal membranes (ERM), with an emphasis on surgical, pharmaceutical, and optical treatments, prognosis, and prevention of this sight-threatening condition.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #116404

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 12, 2021


ID 40089

OCT Grand Rounds

61332-PS

This course will highlight the interesting ways OCT can improve diagnosis and management of patients with retinal disease. Case presentations will highlight the utility of OCT in a VA setting.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #116944

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires February 11, 2022


Principles of Diagnosis - 2 courses

ID 40066

Utilization of OCT in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

55675-PD

The majority of patients with multiple sclerosis have atrophy of the retinal nerve fiber layer and thinning of the ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer regardless of their optic neuritis history. New studies have determined that these findings may be associated with disease progression. Therefore, it is important for optometry to collaborate and communicate with neurologists to establish more holistic care of the patient.

Hannah Shinoda, OD

Event #114632

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 10, 2020


ID 40077

Cranial Nerve Testing for the Primary Care Optometrist

57979-PD

Many ocular conditions can involve one or more cranial nerves. Knowing how to evaluate cranial nerves can lead to better diagnosis and patient management. This course provides a “how to” for cranial nerve evaluation.

Hannah Shinoda, OD; Caroline Ooley, OD

Event #115568

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires May 8, 2021


Ethics/Jurisprudence - 2 courses

ID 40078

A Practical Guide to Oregon Law for Optometric Physicians

OBO Course 619

This course reviews the laws and statutes that govern the practice of optometry in the state of Oregon as of June, 2018.

Gregory G. Kautz OD

Event #0

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 18, 2021


ID 40090

When an OD Needs Legal Counsel

OBO Course 776

This course discusses medical malpractice with integration of various factors that may lead to a medical claim and/or medical lawsuit. Also, this course presents an overview of the types of claims filed against an OD as well case presentations.

James W. Santoro OD JD

Event #116984

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires February 4, 2022


Systemic Disease - 4 courses

ID 40067

Obstructive Pulmonary Conditions & Its Ocular Implications

55676-SD

This course focuses on giving an introduction and review of common obstructive pulmonary diseases and conditions. The instructor will also highlight some ocular consequences of these pulmonary diseases and conditions

Amiee Ho OD

Event #114632

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 10, 2020


ID 40069

Tuberculosis and the Eye

55694 SD

This course provides an overview on tuberculosis transmission, screening, testing, treatment and prevention of transmission. Emphasis will be on ocular consequences of tuberculosis and the ocular side effects of tuberculosis medications.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #114665

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 14, 2020


ID 40079

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

58550-SD

Varicella is caused by primary infection from human herpesvirus type 3. Following primary infection, which often occurs in childhood, the virus remains dormant in neurosensory ganglia. It may be reactivated, typically years or decades later, resulting in the cutaneous disease commonly known as shingles or herpes zoster. This course provides a review and updates on herpes zoster infection with an emphasis on herpes zoster ophthalmicus that can cause devastating and irreversible vision loss.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #115927

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 3, 2021


ID 40081

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the Eye

58669-SD

This course will cover the ocular and visual consequences of the common connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), including diagnostic criteria, effects on the ocular adnexa, anterior and posterior segments, refractive error, and binocular vision. Updated for 2018.

James Kundart OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Event #116622

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 1, 2021


Oral Pharmaceuticals - 1 course

ID 40100

Treatment and Management of Ocular infection: Systemic antibiotics in eye care

68136-OP

Optometrists are familiar with the use of topical antibiotics in the treatment of ocular conditions but often hesitate in the use of systemic antibiotics in treatment protocols. Utilizing the latest in interactive technology, this course will review the major groups of antibiotics, their modes of action and their systemic indications in infection management. Special emphasis will be placed on the current use of systemic antibiotics in the treatment of ocular disease conditions.

Blair Lonsberry OD FAAO

Event #119602

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires May 12, 2023