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).

NEW conference site! Visit uwaterloo.ca/optometry-ce

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 in May 2021.

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) - Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18, 2021
    • Anterior Segment Laser Procedures (7 hours) - Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Labs - 11 hours Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16, 2021
  • Review & Exam - 3 hours Sunday, May 16, 2021

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Limited spaces - likely to sell out

Dr. Rich Castillo
Instructor:
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.


Enhancing eye care through interprofessional collaboration

This online continuing education course focuses on the latest in clinical and therapeutic information, while highlighting the importance of interprofessional collaboration between pharmacists and optometrists in the management of their patients.

  • Developed by a team of experts from the University of Waterloo's Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), School of Optometry & Vision Science and School of Pharmacy
  • Accredited by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for 3.5 Continuing Education Hours