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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
    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
    HEC Building

  • Eyexperience Free Webinars
    Program Speaker(s) Date Time Location CE Credit Hour Cost/ Registration Registration
    Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neuro-Optometric Approach Jacqueline Dang, OD, Resident April 24, 2024

    This webinar will take the place of the May Eyexperience Monthly Webinar.

    6:00 PM, PST Synchronous/Live
    Register to receive the webinar link.
    1 CE Credit Hour Free

    https://westernu.zoom.us/webinar/register/2317127004444/WN_rorGSEEcRSeDyXymVUVhOQ

    Myopia Progression Management for the Primary Care Optometrist Frank Spors, EurOptom, MS, PhD, FAAO
    Dorcas Tsang, OD, FAAO
    May 14, 2024 6:00-8:00 PM, PST Synchronous/Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 2 CE Credit Hours Cost: $30

    Registration Link: https://westernu.zoom.us/webinar/register/6017116714360/WN_Hx9VLHHqTB2wIC0BVYCgiw

    What Does the Field Say! Utilizing Visual Fields in Clinical Practice Brooks Briza, OD Renee Doss, OD June 5, 2024 6:00 PM, PST Synchronous/Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 1 CE Credit Hour Register Link: https://westernu.zoom.us/webinar/register/6617127877730/WN_71GA5gK2TiilRPFcgV8wWg
    Black Out Month Happy Independence Day Week July 3, 2024 No Webinar provided
    Update on PEDS Research in Treatment and Prescribing for Amblyopia, Hyperopia, and Exotropia Ida Chung, OD October 2, 2024 6:00 PM, PST Synchronous/Online Interactive. Register to receive the webinar link. 1 CE Credit Hour

  • Contact Us

    Tiffany Witherspoon, Director of Continuing Education and Communications at 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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