Continuing education

University of Waterloo - The School of Optometry and Vision Science Continuing Education

The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS), known for its academic program quality, not only educates and trains professional optometric practitioners but also provides continuing education and post-graduate training opportunities for increased scope of practice. Whether you are a new or seasoned optometric practitioner, advance your skills and knowledge through WOVS’s COPE-approved CE offerings.

CE 2020

Contemporary eye care for 2020 and beyond - June 5-7, 2020

We are pleased to announce TWO weekends of live, virtual CE programming: September 19 (5 CE hours) and November 1 (3 CE hours).

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The Clair Bobier and Emerson Woodruff Distinguished Lecture series, established to honour two of the School's exceptional contributors, will be held September 19.

Advanced Procedures Course

Enhance your knowledge and skills in minor surgical procedures for lid disease and laser procedures commonly used to treat the anterior segment. Labs and exams at the School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Spring 2021

  • Certification in minor surgical procedures and anterior segment laser procedures (COPE Pending)

36-hour programming

  • Self-Study Pre-Modules - 5 hours
  • Virtual, live lectures - 18.5 hours (Recorded for those unable to attend)
    • Minor Surgical Procedures (11.5 hours)
    • Anterior Segment Laser Procedures (7 hours)
  • Labs - 11 hours 
  • Review & Exam - 3 hours 

Coming soon. Email Chao Yang for more information.

Limited spaces - likely to sell out

Dr. Rich Castillo
Richard Castillo, OD, DO
NSUOCO Assistant Dean

Virtual Grand Rounds

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Five COPE-approved sessions from our 2020 Virtual Grand RoundsEach session features different cases by two or three different speakers.

Watch a session and completed the post-test to earn 1.5 CE hours.

Email Chao Yang to find out how you can learn at your own time and pace.