Continuing Education

For several generations, the Southern California College of Optometry has been among the nation’s leading providers of practical and professional continuing education coursework for optometrists. In compliance with guidelines established by the state boards of optometry, our courses provide in-depth coverage of the latest advances in research, technology and clinical practice, and boast highly-skilled lecturers focused on keeping you updated with the best in optometric vision care. 

Featured Course

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Joint SCCO | USC | VA
Ocular Pathology Symposium

16 Ocular Disease CE Units

Marshall B. Ketchum University
Date: September 9 & 10

Join us in September for MBKU’s continuing education event of the year, as we welcome faculty from Keck School of Medicine | USC and the VA! This course will feature the most respected and cultivated minds of the optometric profession, showcasing a diverse assortment of lectures that can be applied to your practice. Topics discussed will include glaucoma, pediatric low vision, testing the impossible, when that 20/20 is just not clear enough, and a typical, crazy day of patient care.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to earn continuing education credit. Register online no later than August 8 to receive an exclusive discount when you purchase the full 2-day package. 

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Upcoming Courses & Seminars

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Optometric Clinical Seminars at the VA

4 CE Units per Seminar

Where: West Los Angeles VA | Sepulveda VA
When:  Thursdays
Time:   1:00 p.m.

Conducted as a series of lectures by members of the residency faculty, staff, and invited guest speakers, this program is designed to present the essential core of optometric knowledge in a manner conducive to learning and retention. To achieve this objective, each of the sections of the course curriculum contains related aspects of basic and clinical science.

Important Reminder
Optometric Clinical Seminars do sell out! Space is limited to only three guests per seminar, so please make your reservation in advance.

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Applebaum Symposium: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

8 CE Units

Where: SCCO | MBKU | Fullerton Campus
When:  October 22
Time:   8:00 a.m.

Dr. Morris Applebaum, and his wife Arleen, have generously donated their time and financial resources to ensure that the Applebaum Symposium brings forward engaging and progressive content through the eyes of those currently practicing in this exciting clinical format. Join us for a special engagement that celebrates new directions in interprofessional collaborative practice, and acquire the tools necessary for effective coordinated care with other health professionals.

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Online CE Courses

18.5 CE Units Available 

Where: Online
When: Any day
Time: 24/7

Marshall B. Ketchum University’s available online coursework is designed to offer optometrists a timely and convenient option in order to fulfill the requirements for license renewal, per the regulations implemented by The California State Board of Optometry. Each course has been documented and accredited to meet the required criteria for self-study work. The California State Board of Optometry will allow optometrists to complete a maximum of 20 units of online coursework. All online courses have been COPE-approved for continuing education credit.

Featured Online Courses
OCT Beyond Glaucoma: A Primer for Retinal OCT Interpretation
Presented by Dr. Nathan Lighthizer

Ocular Complications of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Presented by Dr. Lisa Wahl

Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma
Presented by Dr. Robert Yacoub

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