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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
    New in person courses and workshops coming this Fall 2022!

  • Eyexperience Free Webinars
    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

  • 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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