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 that the courses on this page have expired COPE numbers and, therefore, cannot be applied toward your continuing education requirements.

Expired Continuing Education Courses

Anterior Segment - 6 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired June 2, 2017


ID 40030

Ocular Surface Disease Diagnosis and Management

42963 AS

A webinar discussing ocular surface disease, its various forms, diagnostic testing and treatment options.

Jason Schmit, OD.

Event #108306

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired November 30, 2014


ID 40040

LIVE WEBINAR - An Update on Meibomian Gland Disease.

45881 AS

This course will cover the two types of Dry Eye and describe the key benefits of the new treatment options Will include typical out-of-pocket costs for traditional Dry Eye treatments.

Jason Schmit, OD.

Event #109843

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired December 16, 2015


ID 40046

Corneal Cross-Linking for Progressive Keratoconus - LIVE WEBINAR

50628 AS

This course covers the FDA approved Corneal Cross-linking treatment for Progressive Keratoconus, from mechanism of action, to the procedure, clinical trials and efficacy data, to the patient education and co-management of the treatment.

Vance Thompson, MD, Alison Tendler, MD, John Berdahl, MD, Michael Greenwood, MD

Event #112160

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired November 30, 2016


ID 40049

LIVE WEBINAR: The Role of Omega 3s in Dry Eye and Surgical Outcomes

51513 AS

This webinar will discuss the use of Omega-3s EPA and DHA as clinical therapy for Ocular Surface Inflammatory Diseases and surgical outcomes.

Vance Thompson, MD; and Michael Gross, MD

Event #112594

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired December 29, 2016


Glaucoma - 5 courses

ID 33824

Uveitis and Glaucoma

33824 GL

This course will cover the causes and treatments of uveitic glaucoma, including clogged, inflamed, and damaged trabecular meshwork, synechiae, and steroid response.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #103512

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 21, 2015


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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired June 23, 2017


ID 40043

LIVE WEBINAR: Glaucoma: A Therapeutic Advance for Glaucoma Treatment

47250-GL

This exam accompanies the webinar offered November 18, 2015, at Vance Thompson Vision. This event reviews the indications and results with minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and its place in the glaucoma treatment algorithm. Presentation of what it is, review of the efficacy data, risks, benefits

John Berdahl, MD

Event #110343

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired January 18, 2016


ID 40055

Live Webinar - New Trends in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

51902 GL

This course will take a look at the IOP lowering effects of cataract surgery alone, cataract surgery plus a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery MIGS, cataract surgery plus a tube or trabeculectomy, as well as MIGS procedures now available to treat glaucoma and whats on the horizon in this category.

John Berdahl, MD

Event #112668

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired January 20, 2017


General Optometry - 3 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired July 9, 2017


ID 40031

Headaches in America, Headaches and Optometry

43455 NO

Over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, severe headaches. For many, the intense pain, nausea, and light sensitivity can be debilitating. Dr. Karpecki discusses the link between chronic headaches, vision and neurology.

Paul Karpecki OD FAAO

Event #0

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired December 20, 2014


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 #104840

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired September 2, 2016


Pharmacology - 3 courses

ID 33414

The Use of Anesthetics, Steroids, Non-Steroidals, and Central-Acting Analgesics in the Management of Ocular Pain

33414 PH

This course will review the use of oral pain relievers (analgesics), including how they work, how and when to prescribe them for specific ocular diagnoses.

Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO

Event #103469

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired December 1, 2014


ID 34532

Ocular Disease, Drug & Research Update

34532 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired August 18, 2015


Posterior Segment - 5 courses

ID 33823

Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

33823 PS

This course will cover diagnosis and treatment of both arteritic and non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), or stroke of the optic nerve.

Anthony Dewilde, OD, FAAO

Event #103511

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 21, 2015


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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired June 22, 2017


Ethics/Jurisprudence - 1 course

ID 40029

Review of Oregon Regulatory Requirements for Optometric Physicians EXPIRED

The course reviews the laws and statutes that govern the practice of optometry in the state of Oregon. NOTE: the approval from the Oregon Board of Optometry for this course expires on April 22, 2018, but you cannot take this version of the course for credit if you have passed it before.

Gregory G. Kautz OD

Event #0

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired January 7, 2016


Peri-Operative Management of Ophthalmic Surgery - 3 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired November 12, 2016


Contact Lens - 2 courses

ID 31754

Contact Lens Management of the Challenging Patient

31754 CL

This course will take a systematic approach to managing unique ammetropias, certain disease states and post-surgical outcomes with contact lenses for successful visual and physiologic result. Cases histories will be presented that demonstrate the use and integration of contact lenses in management of the patient.

Matthew Lampa, OD, FAAO

Event #103585

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired August 1, 2014


ID 40064

Scleral Lens Fitting and Troubleshooting (Free Webinar - Wednesday, September 20)

54412 CL

Scleral lenses have become the go-to option for irregular corneas in a large number of optometric practices, but some doctors are still hesitant to adopt this breakthrough technology. This lecture aims to breakdown scleral fitting to its simplest form utilizing the latest data and lens design characteristics. It will also cover trouble-shooting tips for the issues that face the scleral lens fitter in everyday practice.

Andrew Biondo, OD, FSLS

Event #0

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired October 7, 2017


Systemic Disease - 11 courses

ID 32428

Womens Health Issues in Optometric Practice

32428 SD

This course will review the signs and symptoms of the various diseases that occur more frequently in women than in men, including specific examples in these classes of diseases.

Lesley L. Walls, OD, MD, DOS

Event #103465

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired August 1, 2014


ID 32430

Genomics for the Practicing OD

32430 SD

This course will instruct optometrists how to recognize genetic disorders affecting the eye including AMD, fundus flavimaculatus, aniridia and WIlms’ tumor, genetic syndromes, like RP and Fuch’s corneal dystrophy. Systemic conditions that affect the eye will also be discussed including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, including retinoblastoma. Discussion will include what can be done to prevent or treat these conditions, as appropriate.

Lesley L. Walls, OD, MD, DOS

Event #103465

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired August 1, 2014


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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired July 2, 2017


Practice Management - 1 course

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired March 10, 2017


Refractive Surgery - 3 courses

ID 40033

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Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute

Event #0

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired January 9, 2015


ID 40038

LIVE WEBINAR - Improving the Cataract Patient Experience; ReLACS & Communication

45551 RS

Exam to accompany Vance Thompson Vision webinar on 6/23/15

Justin Schweitzer, OD

Event #109442

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired September 1, 2015


ID 40065

Live Webinar - The Optics of Refractive Surgery

Vance Thompson, MD, Alison Tendler, MD, John Berdahl, MD, Michael Greenwood, MD

Event #113792

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired July 20, 2017


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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired May 27, 2016