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 contact Miki at 503.352.2985

Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 2 courses

ID 40059

Systemic Treatment of Dry Eye

52026-AS

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

52200-AS

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


Glaucoma - 1 course

ID 40050

Fundamentals of Gonioscopy, Update

44247 PD

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


Neuro-Optometry - 1 course

ID 40047

Cortical Blindness and Charles Bonnet Syndrome

50413-NO

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


Pharmacology - 3 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 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


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

51661-PH

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


Posterior Segment - 4 courses

ID 40041

Anti-VEGF and the Eye

47023-PS

Intravitreal Anti-VEGF injections have a wide range of applications for retinal disease, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions. This course will teach you how to manage these retinal conditions. You will learn the evidence for when to refer and the effectiveness of Anti-VEGF.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #47023

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires October 22, 2018


ID 40045

Corticosteroids and Their Link to Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

50103-PS

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

52000-PS

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

52001-PS

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


Ethics/Jurisprudence - 2 courses

ID 40044

What Every OD Should Know About Medical Malpractice

49860-EJ

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 40060

Regulatory Requirements for Optometric Physicians in the State of Oregon REVISED

At the conclusion of this course, the doctor of optometry will be familiar with the pertinent laws, rules and statutes that regulate the practice of optometry in the state of Oregon. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Oregon Board of Optometry’s requirement to have a review of optometric law every 2 years.

Gregory G. Kautz OD

Event #0

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires April 22, 2018


Contact Lens - 2 courses

ID 40062

Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses, Part 1

53931-CL

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

53932-CL

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 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


ID 40037

Rheum-Optometry: What the Eye Care Provider Needs to Know

44200-SD

A review of common rheumatologic conditions and their relevance to practicing optometrists. Topics include: Rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and the vasculitis conditions.

Caroline Ooley, OD

Event #108743

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires February 17, 2018


ID 40042

VA Grand Rounds

47022-SD

This course highlights challenging presentations of ocular disease that present in a high volume ocular disease VA practice. The goal is to learn diagnosis and management strategies of common and uncommon ocular diseases.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #47022

Credits 1.00 $39.00

Expires October 22, 2018


ID 40048

Hypertensive Retinopathy

51192-SD

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


Practice Management - 1 course

ID 40039

ICD.10.CM Simply the Basics

45974 PM

ICD.10.CM will become mandatory October 1, 2015 for all healthcare providers. This course will demonstrate all aspects of ICD.10.CM and prepares the provider for implementation.

Gordon Johns, MD

Event #109703

Credits 2.00 $0.00

Expires July 22, 2018