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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Ocular Disease: Part I

16 CE Units

Marshall B. Ketchum University
Date: March 18 & 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.

Join us on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19 for the first installment of MBKU's signature Ocular Disease course, providing 16 hours of therapeutic continuing education units. Our distinguished panel of presenters will share with you the most pragmatic and clinically relevant information on current methods of treatments, ocular trauma, pediatrics and glaucoma. Within this course, you will gain invaluable knowledge that will be beneficial to both your patients and your practice. This signature All Therapeutic CE program is offered in two parts: Part II will be July 15 & 16, 2017.

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Upcoming Courses & Seminars

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The 18th Annual Cornea & Contact Lens Clinical Symposium

8 CE Units

Where: SCCO | MBKU
When:  April 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. 

The 18th Annual Cornea & Contact Lens Clinical Symposium will feature the latest innovations in custom GP, multifocal, and scleral lens options for successful patient outcomes. This course will offer a fresh look at treating specialty lens patients, featuring a variety of topics including dry eye, cross-linking, the initial stages of prescribing specialty lenses, and helping patients care for them.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn from MBKU's top residents as they share their most challenging cornea and contact lens cases in a video grand rounds showcase.

Registration for this course is now available online. Reserve your seat by March 16 to receive an early registration discount.

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Scleral Lens Hands-On Workshop

2 CE Units

Dates: April 2, 2017
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The Scleral Lens Workshop is a great opportunity to receive hands-on clinical continuing education presented by former MBKU resident, Dr. Elaine Chen, and current MBKU Residents, Drs. Grace Liao and Britney Kitamata-Wong.

Available space for workshops is limited and registrations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Take advantage of the early registration discount by reserving your seat by March 16!

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Online CE Courses

12.5 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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