Lifelong Learning Opportunities
At Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Optometry, our goal is to provide significant and comprehensive continuing education that will enhance the attendee’s skills and management of clinical care in all aspects of optometry. Each of our programs is thoughtfully developed, comprised of quality content, and delivered by experienced and professional educators.
We service local, regional, and national health care providers through various learning styles – lectures, workshops, webinars, and online programs. All of our courses are approved by the California Board of Optometry or by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE).
Discounts are available for all active Preceptors and Externships. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 909-706-3493 to receive a discount code prior to registering for online enduring CE.
New Prescribing Laws Take Effect January 1, 2022
Licensees of the California State Board of Optometry with prescribing authority are subject to the e-prescribing requirements established by Assembly Bill (AB) 2789 (Wood, 2018). Beginning January 1, 2022, most prescriptions (including but not limited to prescriptions for controlled substances) issued by a licensed healthcare practitioner to a California pharmacy must be submitted electronically. For more information on this law and its requirements, please see the AB 2789 bulletin. Practitioners also can get answers to questions about complying with the law at Electronic Data Transmission Prescriptions (E-Prescriptions) – Frequently Asked Questions provided by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
|New in person courses and workshops coming this Fall 2022!|
|Program||Speaker(s)||Date||Time||Location||CE Credit Hour||Registration|
|Thoughtful Charting and Responding to an Audit||Richard Hom, OD, PhD, MPA||October 5, 2022||6:00 PM, PST||Online Interactive
suitable for Live CE credit in some States. Please check with your State Board for requirements.
Register to receive the webinar link.
|1 CE Credit Hour||Register|
|Toys That Can Injure a Child’s Eye||Bradley Habermehl, OD, FCOVD
Chief of Vision Therapy Services, Assistant Professor
|December 7, 2022||6:00 PM, PST||Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link.||1 CE Credit Hour||Register|