Seminars / CE

Virtual Seminars

Virtual CE with Dr. Brad Sutton

January 21, 2021

7 - 9 p.m. ET - Qualifies for 2 hours IOB and Legend Drug credit ...

Virtual CE with Dr. Blair Lonsberry

January 26, 2021

8 - 10 p.m. ET - Qualifies for 2 hours IOB and Legend Drug credit

Virtual CE: Overview of COVID-19 Vaccination

February 1, 2021

7 - 9 p.m. ET - Qualifies for 2 hours IOB and Legend Drug credit ...

Virtual CE with Dr. Greg Caldwell

February 10, 2021

7 - 9 p.m. ET - Qualifies for 2 hours IOB and Legend Drug credit ...

Virtual CE with Dr. Larry Koval

February 23, 2021

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Online Courses

Indiana Optometry CE Requirements

Any qualified self-study continuing education (CE) hours obtained while Indiana is under the public health emergency may be applied toward the 40-hour requirement for the licensure period ending on April 1, 2022. The Indiana Optometry Board (IOB) clarified its waiver of the 8-hour limit on November 4, 2020. The IOB also voted to request a waiver of the post-examination requirement from Governor Holcomb. The post examination requirement for self-study hours remains in place until a waiver on the exam requirement is approved by the Governor.  IOA will notify members if the additional waiver is granted.

Under Indiana law, self-study includes live streamed and static online CE courses.  To be qualified, CE must be sponsored by an approved organization, such as IOA, COPE, a university, or the program must be specifically approved by the Indiana Optometry Board. Governor Holcomb declared a public health emergency due to COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. He has renewed his declaration in thirty day increments shortly after the initial declaration was made. The current declaration expires on December 31, but will likely be renewed on a monthly basis as long as the public health risk exists.

Online CE: Herpetic Eye Disease

This course covers the anterior segment complications associated with herpes simplex virus infection. The natural history of the herpes simplex virus and the epidemiology of HSV infections are discussed. Blepharocunjunctivitis, dendritic keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelitis, trabeculitis, iritis, and neurotrophic keratitis are all covered in detail. Primary disease vs. secondary recurrent disease is stressed.

Online CE: Injectable Medications in Eye Care

This course covers injection techniques utilized by optometrists. Subcutaneous / intralesional, intramuscular, and intravenous injections are covered in detail. Proper sterile preparation techniques are discussed as well. An emphasis is placed upon learning the proper techniques associated with performing various types of injection procedures, and on their clinical uses. The pharmacology of injectable medications is also covered, as are several specific injectables.

Online CE: Papilledema vs. Pseudopapilledema

Differentiating true papilledema from pseudopapilledema can be challenging, but the distinction is crucial.  Properly making this important differential diagnosis can literally have life and death consequences. This course outlines the mechanisms for clinically distinguishing between the two entities.  It covers papilledema and its systemic associations in detail, as well as optic nerve drusen, which is the number one cause of pseudopapilledema.

Online CE: Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, Practices of Prescribing, and Dispensing of Opioids

This two hour course meets the April 1, 2022 Indiana renewal requirement that all optometrists who hold or apply for a controlled substances registration after July 1, 2019 must have completed two hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.  All optometrists may take the course to meet the requirements for Legend Drug Certificate and license renewal.

Online CE: Pharmacology Rounds

This course covers pharmaceuticals used in eye care, including many classes of topical ophthalmic medications and oral medications with ocular indications for use. It also covers the ocular side effects of many oral medications.

Online CE: Managing Anterior Segment Trauma

This course covers the diagnosis and management of many different types of anterior segment trauma. The proper assessment and care of conditions such as hyphema, chemical burns, corneal abrasions, foreign bodies, orbital blow out fractures, traumatic iritis, and corneal lacerations are discussed.

Online CE: Non-Diabetic Retinal Vascular Disease

This course covers the diagnosis and management of several non-diabetic retinal vascular diseases. An emphasis is placed on systemic associations as well as clinical management. Conditions covered include ocular ischemic syndrome, hypertensive retinopathy, sickle cell retinopathy, Eale‘s disease, Coat‘s disease, retinal artery occlusions, retinal vein occlusions, and others.

On-Line CE: Taking the Mystery Out of Oral Medications

This course covers the common oral medications prescribed by eye care practitioners including antibiotics, antivirals, pain medications and steroids. Emphasis is placed upon both pharmacological principals, and helping OD‘s to get comfortable with the clinical use and prescribing of each category of medication.

Online CE: The Practice of Optometry Under Indiana Law 

This course qualifies for 2 hours of IOB CE Credit. Indiana OPTOMETRY has prepared this course to help practitioners to meet the requirements for license renewal. This course provides an overview of federal and Indiana statutes and rules that govern the practice of Optometry in Indiana.

Online CE: Cancer and the Eye

Learn about the epidemiology and principles of systemic cancer, with details about ocular malignancies, including the differential diagnosis and management.

Online CE: Swollen Optic Nerves & IPL Therapy in Optometric Practices

In part 1, this course covers optic nerve head pathology including swelling can range from very benign that only requires monitoring all the way to a life threatening emergency. In part 2, Dr. Lighthizer  discusses Intense Pulsed Light Therapy which is a longstanding treatment in the dermatologic work for many skin conditions. Accidentally it was discovered to have ocular benefits as well. Over the past 2-3 years, it has become an emerging treatment for numerous ocular conditions including dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular rosacea, chalazion, among other conditions. 

Online CE: Genetic Testing In AMD                            

Genetic testing in AMD is very controversial, especially as it relates to a potential positive or negative effect of high dose zinc supplementation. This course covers genetic testing in patients with AMD, and the research that has gotten us to this point. It discusses how genetic testing can be utilized in the office when caring for patients with AMD. In addition, OCT findings that lead to an increased risk of AMD progression are also covered.

Online CE: YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Several states allow properly trained optometrists to perform certain anterior segment laser procedures, one of which is YAG posterior capsulotomy. This course covers all facets of YAG laser capsulotomy. The formation of posterior capsule opacification, indications for YAG capsulotomy, and contraindications for the procedure are all covered. In addition, the performance of the procedure is covered in detail, as are potential complications and post-operative care.