Education Courses

Optometry’s Meeting distinguishes itself with a comprehensive lineup of contemporary optometric education intended to ensure our profession not only continues to excel in meeting Americans’ primary eye health care needs but also stays atop of optometry’s rapidly advancing scope of practice nationwide. With over 200 hours of expert-led continuing education (CE) and professional development (22 hours of CEE/TQ) available for doctors, paraoptometrics and students, Optometry’s Meeting delivers education that supports every member of the care team.

Optometry's Meeting Education

Choose from over 30 hours in integrated, doctor-paraoptometric education to improve your coordination of care; hone your skills with hands-on learning experiences through any one of our 7+ workshops, ranging from pediatrics to laser procedures; find lectures that fit your individual needs with expert-led content in foundational practice management or clinical topics, as well as courses that strengthen your interdisciplinary and co-management relationships; attend our Surgical Saturday with education oriented toward bolstering doctors’ and staff office-based surgical procedures; or book experiential CE through iconic Chicago destinations, such as a riverboat excursion down the Chicago River.

There’s no better time or place to focus on advancing your practice. See all the CE and professional development that Optometry’s Meeting has to offer in Chicago by accessing our 2022 Conference Preview.

Please note: Attendees will not need to register for individual CE courses during the registration process, excepting workshop courses, experiential CE 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.

Education Credits

Doctor of optometry courses will be COPE or AOA CE Hours* approved unless otherwise noted on the CE grids.

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 with 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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