Continuing Education at Optometry's Meeting®

Optometry's Meeting® offers an industry-renowned, comprehensive selection of optometric continuing education (CE) and professional development courses, designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of optometrists, paraoptometrics and practice staff, as well as optometry students. Whether you're looking to fulfill optometry board or paraoptometric certification CE requirements, or simply looking to advance your optometric knowledge, business acumen and clinical prowess, Optometry's Meeting offers learning opportunities suitable for every member of your care team.

Doctors of optometry can access hands-on CE in optometric laser procedures

Paraoptometrics can earn the workshop component of an Optometric Surgical Assisting Microcredential

Learn about the latest technological and clinical advances in optometry

Industry-renowned lecturers and instructors deliver an engaging CE experience

Elevate Your Learning Experience & Expertise With Industry-Renowned Continuing Education

Discover why Optometry's Meeting is recognized as an industry leader in optometric continuing education and professional development with a wealth of progressive, innovative educational opportunities. Our carefully curated educational program is designed to empower optometrists, paraoptometric staff and optometry students with contemporary topics, recognizable speakers and all-new courses you won't find anywhere else.

Why choose Optometry's Meeting for your professional education?

Diverse Course Offerings

Optometry's Meeting offers 250+ hours of CE and professional development across 187+ courses. From clinical lectures to hands-on workshops and demonstrations of the latest technological and scope advancements, Optometry's Meeting education offers something for everyone.

Premier OD, Para Speakers

150+ industry-renowned optometric lecturers, experts and thought leaders will bring their insights, experience, research and knowledge to the forefront as Optometry's Meeting helps enhance your clinical and practice management skills and knowledge base.

CE Credits, Credentials

Optometry's Meeting education isn't only about earning CE credits, but it's still important. Enjoy innovative, engaging education that elevates your knowledge and skillset while also earning the AOA CE Hours, CPC and COPE credit you need, including 22 CEE/TQ courses this year.

Optometry's Meeting Course Highlights

  • Anterior Segment
  • Contact Lenses
  • Functional Vision
  • Glaucoma
  • General Optometry Skills
  • Injection Skills Training
  • Low Vision/Vision Impairment
  • Neuro-Optometry
  • Optometric Surgical Procedures
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Practice Management
  • Peri-Operative Mangement of Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Sports & Performance Vision
  • Systemic Disease
  • Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease

In addition to these individual CE topics, Optometry's Meeting offers a number of courses in a combined, doctor-paraoptometric setting intended for care teams to learn together and a number of hands-on workshops, ranging from practical, office-based procedures to paraoptometric skill-building.

View 2024 Education Courses

Please note: Attendees will not need to register for individual CE courses during the registration process, excepting workshop courses or where otherwise noted during registration. Individual CE courses have seating available on a first-come-first-served basis and it’s recommended that attendees queue outside the course room 10 minutes in advance where possible.

CE Schedule at a Glance

Date Max Available Hours by Day (OD) Max Available Hours by Day (Para)
Wednesday, June 19 7 7
Thursday, June 20 12 9
Friday, June 21 10 9
Saturday, June 22 7 7

Doctor of Optometry and Paraoptometric Integrated Education

57 hours of CE credit will be devoted to integrated, doctor-paraoptometric education where optometric care teams can learn together in a way that enhances their practice cohesion and coordination. Explore topics ranging from practice management and systemic disease, to the intricacies of billing and coding, surgical procedures or mental health. Experience the power of collaborative learning and elevate coordination within your practice through this unique, team-driven educational experience.

Expanded! Education Theater returns 

The Education Theater in the Eye Care Square returns this year with seven, all-new courses in the exhibit hall. With something for everyone, the Education Theater invites attendees to immerse themselves in the Eye Care Square's vibrant, exciting atmosphere.

Paraoptometric CE, Professional Development for Optometric Practice Staff

  • Save 10 hours, see 11 more patients each week. That's how much time doctors say they recapture each week by delegating non-physician tasks to well-trained or certified paraoptometric staff. 

The AOA's 2023 Survey of Paraoptometric Membership illustrates exactly why paraoptometric staff CE and professional development is so vital for practice success—trained, educated staff ensure practices run more efficiently to see more patients. At Optometry's Meeting, paraoptometrics can achieve a substantial 32 credits in courses accredited and authorized by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification, and eligible for AOA CE Hours.

AOA Paraoptometric Micro-Credential: Optometric Surgical Assisting

Have paraoptometric staff seeking to complete their Optometric Surgical Assisting Microcredential? Don't forget to complete the required workshop portion of this microcredential (the lecture component is available within the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub) available during Optometry's Meeting.

Micro-Credential Course

About CE Credits

Doctor of optometry courses will be COPE or AOA CE Hours* approved unless otherwise noted in the CE schedule. The AOA will offer Continuing Education Examination/Transcript Quality (CEE/TQ) credit at this year's Optometry's Meeting (if applicable, scan the QR code at the end of your CEE/TQ course to register for the examination component; attendees must request the course examination through the QR code process and the exam must be completed within the testing window in order to be claimed).

All optometric staff courses will be approved by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) for the CE credit and are acceptable for certification renewal requirements.

*AOA CE Hours satisfy most state boards’ CE requirements and are respected by many organizations within the practice of optometry; however, it is advised that attendees verify their state board requirements prior to selecting courses to attend.*

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