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.


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

Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 2 courses

ID 40059

Systemic Treatment of Dry Eye


This course details treatment of ocular surface dryness with integration of oral therapeutics. Also discussed are contributing factors from systemic diseases and medications, and current medical laboratory testing.

Tracy Doll, OD, FAAO

Event #112728

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires December 20, 2019

ID 40061

Diabetic Keratopathy


Diabetes can affect all structures of the eye, particularly the cornea, causing a condition known as diabetic keratopathy (DK). This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview on all the potential manifestations and complications of DK.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #112824

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires January 9, 2020

Neuro-Optometry - 4 courses

ID 40047

Cortical Blindness and Charles Bonnet Syndrome


This course will highlight two different conditions, cortical blindness and Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Both are commonly found in low vision practices and hospital-based settings. The purpose is to make eye care practitioners aware of these conditions and allow them to make confident diagnoses and proper referrals.

Amiee Ho OD and David Kung OD

Event #111838

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires August 12, 2019

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

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 - 4 courses

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 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

ID 40051

Ocular Adverse Reactions of Systemic Drugs

51590 PH

This course presents a number of drugs that potentially pose vision threatening effects. It covers the clinical features of ocular toxicity. Additionally, diagnostic workup and clinical management are discussed.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #112548

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 16, 2019

ID 40054

Top 50 Commonly Prescribed Drugs: Knowledge for Better Eye Care


This course presents the top 50 commonly prescribed drugs and their clinical relevance to eye care. It provides a short summary on many common systemic diseases and tips on how to care wholly for patients in the eye clinic. Additionally, potential ocular toxicity of these drugs are discussed.

Len Koh, PhD, OD, FAAO

Event #112580

Credits 2.00 $49.00

Expires November 21, 2019

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 - 4 courses

ID 40045

Corticosteroids and Their Link to Central Serous Chorioretinopathy


Overview of several cases of central serous chorioretinopathy associated with either exogenous corticosteroid use or an increase in endogenous corticosteroid levels, followed by analysis of pathophysiology and current treatment of condition.

Gleb Sukhovolskiy, OD, FAAO

Event #111709

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires July 18, 2019

ID 40056

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusions


This course offers an overview on branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO), focusing on the clinical features, diagnosis and management, and proposed mechanisms for vessel occlusion and retinal edema. Additionally, background and statistics on BRVO is also presented.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #112729

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires December 19, 2019

ID 40057

An Update on Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment Studies


This course focuses on current treatment options available for macular edema and neovascularization secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO).

Amiee Ho OD

Event #112728

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires December 19, 2019

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

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 40044

What Every OD Should Know About Medical Malpractice

The U.S. has continued to experience large numbers of malpractice claims commenced against healthcare professionals. The Optometric Physician has NOT ESCAPED the impact. The common cause of malpractice is misdiagnosis: an error in diagnosis, lack of due diligence of care, or the ordering of improper course of treatment that injured the patient. PLEASE NOTE: This course does not fulfill Oregon's ethics/law requirement.

James W. Santoro OD JD

Event #111590

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires June 15, 2019

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

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 - 6 courses

ID 40048

Hypertensive Retinopathy


This course focuses on the clinical features, diagnosis and management of hypertensive retinopathy. Additionally, some background and statistics on systemic hypertension is also presented.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #112271

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires October 10, 2019

ID 40053

Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome (POHS)

51672 SD

This course focuses on presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome; mainly the clinical features, facts and current research findings, and how to properly manage and when to refer for treatment if needed.

Amiee Ho OD

Event #112568

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires November 23, 2019

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