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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Clinical Topics in Optometry

8 Ocular Disease CE Units

Marshall B. Ketchum University
Date: December 3

This unique continuing education course will cover a wide variety of clinical topics based on requests from our optometric audience. Topics covered will include diabetic eye care, dry eye, and retinal macular disorders.

Registration Deadline Extended
Reserve your seat by November 17 to receive an early registration discount!

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Upcoming Courses & Seminars

Dr. Hamilton

Advances in Eye Care Symposium

Presented by MBKU | Southern California College of Optometry & UCLA | Stein-Doheny Eye Institute

8 CE Units

Where: MBKU | SCCO
When: January 28
Time:   8:00 a.m.

SCCO at Marshall B. Ketchum University is pleased to welcome back the prominent faculty of UCLA | Stein-Doheny Eye Institute in 2018, an annual collaboration that we are proud to continue. This course will focus on the latest advances in clinical eye care, and will feature topics such as telemedicine, glaucoma medical management, dry eye, specialty lenses, and low vision.

Register by January 5 to receive an early registration discount when you reserve your seat.

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Dr. Ferrucci

Optometric Clinical Seminars at the VA

4 CE Units per Seminar

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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Online CE Courses

20.5 CE Units Available 

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:
Ethics Part II: Using SOAP Format for Resolving Ethical Issues
Presented by Dr. Tony Carnevali

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

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