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.
|May 7, 2023||WesternU College of Optometry||Dry Eye CE and Workshop||Loretta Ng, OD, FAAO||Registration Opening in February 2023||3 CE Course Hours
3-4 hours of non CE workshops with various Dry Eye hands on experiences.
|Western University of Health Sciences
College of Optometry
701 E. 2nd Street
|Program||Speaker(s)||Date||Time||Location||CE Credit Hour||Registration|
|Toys That Can Injure a Child’s Eye||Bradley Habermehl, OD, FCOVD
Chief of Vision Therapy Services, Assistant Professor
|November 30, 2022||6:00 PM, PST||Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link.||1 CE Credit Hour||Register|
|Double, Double Toil and Trouble:
Rehabilitation Cases from Pediatric to Geriatric
|Claire Michel, OD & Briza Brooks, OD||February 1, 2023||6:00 PM, PST||Synchronous/Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link.||1 CE Credit Hour||https://westernu.zoom.us/j/99728550199|
|Pediatric Hyperopia: Terms and Conditions Apply||John ‘JT’ Tassinari, OD, BS, FAAO, FCOVD
Chief of Pediatric Optometric Service, Associate Professor
|March 1, 2023||6:00 PM, PST||Synchronous/Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link.||1 CE Credit Hour||https://westernu.zoom.us/j/93181684933|