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.

To create an account click here.

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.


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

Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 1 course

ID 40092

Diabetes and the Anterior Segment


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

Glaucoma - 1 course

ID 40091

Lifestyle Modification for Prevention Management of Glaucoma


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


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?


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


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


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


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 - 2 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 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

Posterior Segment - 2 courses

ID 40080

Epiretinal Membrane Update


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


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


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


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

Contact Lens - 2 courses

ID 40062

Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses, Part 1


An in-depth survey of the various multifocal soft contact lenses, and how to incorporate them into practice.  This course also covers troubleshooting hints for challenging patients when being fit with common multifocal SCLs. Part 2 of this course will cover additional multifocal SCLs.

Michelle Darnell OD

Event #113649

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires May 15, 2020

ID 40063

Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses, Part 2


An in-depth survey of the various multifocal soft contact lenses, and how to incorporate them into practice. This course also covers troubleshooting hints for challenging patients when being fit with common multifocal SCLs. Part 1 of this course will cover additional multifocal SCLs.

Michelle Darnell OD

Event #113649

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires May 15, 2020

Systemic Disease - 4 courses

ID 40067

Obstructive Pulmonary Conditions & Its Ocular Implications


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


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


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

Surgery Procedures - 1 course

ID 40085

An Optometrists Guide to Glaucoma Surgery


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