Webinars

Live Webinars

Join us during our upcoming webinars to earn continuing education credit! Click on the links below to register and learn more.

January 31, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Our Top Topical Meds

Joseph Pizzimenti O.D.

The ability to prescribe pharmaceutical agents has enabled Optometrists to become true primary health care providers. This includes the use of new and established drugs that are topically applied. This course reviews the indications, mechanism of action, contraindications, adverse effects, and dosage of these topical therapeutic agents.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 67849-PH (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-805574 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

February 2, 2021 8-9 pm ET

Thyroid Dysfunction and the Eye

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

This course unravels and illustrates the close association between the eye and thyroid dysfunction. Clinical features, laboratory testing, clinical examination, and therapeutic options will be reviewed. The ocular manifestations and management of this condition will be discussed.

Live 1 Hour Credit Available:

  • COPE: 70545-SD (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-805576 (No test required when taken live)

February 6, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Opioid Choices and Issues for Patient and Practitioner

Tracy Offerdahl, Bpharm, PharmD, FAAO and Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

This is an oral pharmacology course that describes the appropriate use of opioid medications, with an emphasis on pain management within the scope of Optometry and general pain management. Case anecdotes will include management of ocular pain, with specific emphasis on oralsystemic medications. Opioid medications will evaluated in terms of risk versus benefit, with an emphasis on appropriate use of pain medications, evaluation of potential addiction, and a description on how to protect both patient and practitioner.

OEC’s opioid courses are Florida approved for general and TQ credits only. They do not satisfy the opioid requirement for those optometrists holding a DEA license.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 66844-PH (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-805578 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

February 8, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Second Thoughts on Secondary Glaucomas

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

This course details and reviews common and uncommon forms of secondary glaucoma including pigmentary, exfoliative, uveitic, traumatic, and neovascular glaucoma. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the mechanism of intraocular pressure elevation and whether the angle is open or closed. Based upon mechanism and angle structure, appropriate logical treatment is presented.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 70833-GL (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-767563 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

February 9, 2021 8-9 pm ET

OCT – Red, Yellow, and Blue Disease What is Real Disease and What is Physiologically Normal 

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO

Optical Coherence Tomography OCT has established itself as a must have imaging technique in any optometric practice setting due to its exceptional anatomical and structural information. Due to normative databases scans and printouts show red, yellow, and blue. This course will help you determine what is real disease and what is physiologically normal.

Live 1 Hour Credit Available:

  • COPE: 68617-PD (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: 20-767573 (No test required when taken live)

February 20, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Prevention of Medical Errors

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

There are different types of errors that can potentially occur in the optometric practice. Different types of errors occur at different levels and typically indicate a need to change the delivery of health care. Rarely are the actions of an individual responsible for medical errors. Rather, system wide breakdown is typically responsible for medical errors. This course examines common causes of preventable medical error and examines root-cause analysis to prevent errors. This course satisfies the requirements for license renewal in Florida.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 69022-EJ (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-760069 (No test required when taken live)

February 21, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Florida Jurisprudence

Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

This course discusses the Florida optometry practice act with emphasis on legal standards of practice. In addition, a detailed discussion on the new oral pharmaceutical bill with instructions on reporting adverse events is reviewed.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 68797-EJ (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-760081 (No test required when taken live)

February 23, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Therapeutic Innovations The Game Changers

Jessica Steen O.D.

This course will discuss the most recent therapeutic advancements in management of ocular disease with an emphasis on first in class medications and alternative routes of medication administration. Clinical applications and impact will be highlighted using case examples.

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: 70511-PH (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  20-805580 (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

March 14, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Follies and Perimetry Pearls 

Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO & Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO

Live 2 Hours Credit Available:

  • COPE: Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida: Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

March 23, 2021 7-9 pm ET

Ocular Biologics, Biosimilars, and Drugs for the Eye What’s the Difference and What’s New

Tracy Offerdahl, Bpharm, PharmD, FAAO

A biologic drug is a product that is produced from living organisms or contains components of living organisms. A biosimilar is a copy of a biologic medicine that is similar, but not identical. A drug is typically manufactured through chemical synthesis, which means that it is made by combining specific chemical ingredients in an ordered process. This course will review recently approved biologics, biosimilars, and drugs indicated for ocular treatment. This course will be given by an optometrist and pharmacist which you can interact by texting in your comment or question.

Live 1 Hour Credit Available:

  • COPE: Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida:  Pending (No test required when taken live)
  • Florida TQ Credit Available (Test required)

Recorded Webinars

Weren’t able to join one of our live webinars? Click on one of the categories below to watch our webinar recordings or visit our YouTube channel to see more. CE credit is only available for live webinars.

Glaucoma       |      Neuro Ophthalmic       |      General

Neuro Ophthalmic

Conversations in Optic Nerve and Retinal Vascular Disease – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Neuro Ophthalmic Disease; Rules, Exceptions to the Rules – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Doctor, I See Double: Managing Cranial Nerve Palsies – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate
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Red, Yellow, and Blue Disease – What is Real Disease and What is Physiologically Normal – ​​​​​​​Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Glaucoma 

Glaucoma Grand Round – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Challenging and Controversial Topics in Glaucoma – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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General

10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Glaucoma Practice – Mike Cymbor, OD, FAAO
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Opioid Choices and Issues for the Patient and Practitioner – Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, RPh, FAAO & Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Human Trafficking – Sarah Beaumont, MD
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Bringing Love Back to the Visual Field – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Thyroid Dysfunction, Rheumatology, and the Eye – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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Clinical Grand Rounds – Perspectives from an Optometrist and an Internist – Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO, Diplomate & ​​​​​​​Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP
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AMD A-to-OCT-to-RI-to-Z – What You Need to Know in Patient Care – Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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A Commonsense Approach to Medical Billing and Coding – Dr. Steve Eiss
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OCT – OCT and OCT Angiography in Retinal Disease –Greg Caldwell, OD, FAAO
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