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).

A passing score would be 75 percent. Course materials were recorded August 16 – 18, 2010, during the PUCO/OOPA AOT course at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

AOT Faculty

Ken Eakland, OD (Course Master)
Bruce Flint, OD
Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd
Dennis Smith, OD, MS
Jeffrey Urness, OD
Lesley Walls, OD, MD

The tuition for the course will be $1,800. The doctor will have 30 days to view the 18 segments of the course from the time their registration has been processed.

Washington requires an additional 8 hours of “supervised clinical workshop” and 4 hours of injections workshop for licensure. Please contact OPW for information about workshops.

An additional 7 hour Injections Workshop is required for Alaska licensure and or those Oregon licensees who wish to be credentialed at the ATI level.   Please contact OOPA for information about the August 2015 workshop.

For more information, contact Jeanne Oliver at


If you need to take a 100 hour Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) Certification Course, there will be a course available at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, June 9-18, 2016.  More information.