The College of Optometry has a strong tradition of providing continuing education programs to help doctors of optometry meet their yearly requirements for license renewal.
Continuing education is available through "live" programs and conferences, including those offered in destination locations such as our Island Eyes Conference in Hawai'i in January and the Victoria Conference in Victoria, B.C., in July. At those programs, we feature some of the top educators in the optometric and medical professions. The doctors earn continuing education credits and enjoy enough free time after the classes to enjoy the vacation locales with family and friends.
A favorite continuing education offering is the Glaucoma Symposium held in early January, a seven-hour program held in picturesque Woodinville, Washington. Other destination meetings include Tulalip in September and Coeur d'Alene in April.
The College of Optometry also offers an advanced online continuing education program. We are committed to offering an educational package containing the most important topics pertaining to optometry. All our online courses are COPE approved and available for immediate viewing.
Eye on Pacific
We hope you will enjoy our clinical newsletter: "Eye on Pacific". Edited by Denise Goodwin, OD, the goal of this electronic newsletter is to provide the practitioner with important updates in various specialty areas of optometry. Each quarter, we give valuable tips and an indepth case report from one of our specialty clinics. We also provide updates about important advances in the areas of specialty contact lenses, medical eye care, and neuro-ophthalmic disease.
This quarter, we feature updates in specialty areas of optometry, including multifocal contact lenses, OCT angiography, dry eye and unexplained vision loss. Also featured is an article honoring Professor Bradley Coffey who retired recently. Valuable continuing education and clinical research opportunities are included, as well as tips to help run your practice.