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

Ocular Disease Exam

Ocular Disease: Technology & Clinical Studies Relevant to Your Practice

7 Ocular Disease CE Units

Marshall B. Ketchum University
Date: June 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This new and exciting continuing education course will focus on ocular disease-related technology and clinical studies that are relevant and practical for the optometric clinical setting. This series of lectures will feature topics such as low vision, advanced imaging methods, and ocular sports injuries. Joining our expert SCCO staff will be guest presenters from USC | Roski Eye Institute.

Registration is available online now. Take advantage of the early registration fees by reserving your seat no later than May 19.

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Upcoming Courses & Seminars

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Ocular Disease: Part II

16 CE Units

Where: SCCO | MBKU
When:  July 15 & 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.  

Continuing from the first portion of this annual two-part course in March, Ocular Disease: Part II will offer 16 units of ocular disease continuing education credit that may be used toward the 35 units required for license renewal by the California State Board of Optometry. This dynamic course will cover a diverse variety of topics presented by the expert staff at SCCO, as well as a featured showcase of prominent national guest presenters from ICO, PCU, and the VA.

Receive a registration discount when you reserve a seat for both days!

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Hands-On Workshops

7 CE Units

Where: SCCO | MBKU
When:  July 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.  

Join Drs. Mark Sawamura and Judy Tong as they provide hands-on training of skills that will benefit not only your practice, but also your patients. This unique workshop experience will cover foreign body removal, punctal plug insertion, and scleral depression.

‚ÄčThe Foreign Body Removal workshop will include essential information on safe and effective removal techniques, as well as appropriate management and follow-up practices. The Punctal Plug Insertion workshop will provide training on how to correctly insert punctal plugs for the purpose of blocking drainage from the tear ducts.

Space is limited for each seminar, so please make your reservation in advance.

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Online CE Courses

18.5 CE Units Available 

Where: Online
Date: 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.

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