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Continuing Education

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.

California State Board of Optometry

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.

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Online Continuing Education Courses

We invite you to see our extensive list of Continuing Education Courses. Register today.

  • In-person Continuing Education Courses
    Date Organization Course Instructor Registration Flyer Location

  • Eyexperience Webinars
    Program Speaker(s) Date Time Location CE Credit Hour Registration
    Smile and See Robert T. Lin, MD May 4, 2022

    May the Fourth Be With You

    6:00 PM, PST Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 1 CE Credit Hour
    Blackout Month Happy 4th of July please join us August 3rd. July 6, 2022 6:00 PM, PST Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 1 CE Credit Hour
    Differential Diagnosis of Orbital Diseases Tiffenie Harris, OD, FAAO
    Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Professor

    Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Professor

    August 3, 2022 6:00 PM, PST Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 1 CE Credit Hour

  • Contact Us

    Tiffany Witherspoon, Director of Continuing Education and Communications

    twitherspoon@westernu.edu
    To be notified of future events please join our mailing list by contacting us at twitherspoon@westernu.edu.

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