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

Glaucoma - 2 courses

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired October 11, 2021

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 21, 2022

Neuro-Optometry - 3 courses

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 5, 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired November 6, 2021

Pharmacology - 1 course

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired April 3, 2021

Posterior Segment - 3 courses

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 11, 2022

Principles of Diagnosis - 2 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired March 15, 2021

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired May 8, 2021

Ethics/Jurisprudence - 1 course

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired February 4, 2022

Systemic Disease - 3 courses

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired 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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired July 1, 2021

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

No Credits (course has expired)

Expired June 11, 2022