Introducing the NYSOA's new virtual CE series!


An interactive CE webinar, 1-2 hours, every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8 or 9pm ET.

ALL courses will meet NYS CE requirements for live courses; COPE credit will vary depending on the course. Recordings of each webinar are available for viewing as self-study.

Are you a lecturer? Please contact the NYSOA if interested in presenting your course at one of our webinars!


NYSOA Members: $0 (Included with membership.)


  • One-hour webinar: $35
  • Two-hour webinar: $50
  • Annual Pass: $295
Purchase Annual Pass (non-members only)



Please register for each webinar separately. Pricing for NYSOA Members and CE Pass subscribers will be generated automatically.

August 13, 2024
8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Ocular Emergencies

Lecturer: Jessilin Quint, O.D.

COPE Course ID: 87377-TD

Activity ID: #126992

Description:This one hour lecture will discuss common ocular emergencies that a primary eye care practitioner may encounter in a practice setting. Case examples will emphasize clinically relevant information for the diagnosis and treatment of various sight-threatening and life-threatening conditions.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Optometrists must complete at least three-quarters of their continuing education hours through "live courses" (please see questions 17 and 18 on the NYSED Office of the Professions' Continuing Education FAQ for additional details.). The balance of the remaining hours may be completed through the appropriate self-study courses.

In response to COVID-19, and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2022, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. The NYSOA is an approved CE provider.

Additionally, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees, regardless of registration renewal date, to utilize self-study for any coursework taken during the period from March 1, 2020 – January 1, 2022, provided that it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession. Coursework taken outside that timeframe must meet the continuing education requirements in each individual profession’s laws and regulations.

Visit www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html for additional information regarding COVID-19 and topics related to the professions.


Nov 10, 2020 09:00 PM Eastern Time (2 hours - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Amblyopia Review and Treatment Studies
Lecturer: Tamara Petrosyan, OD
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Dec 8, 2020 09:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Ocular Surface Management in Contact Lens Discomfort: Methods and Materials
Lecturer: Susan A. Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS
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Jan 12, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Myopia Management
Lecturer: Vadim Guy, OD, FAAO
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Feb 9, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (2 hours - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Having a Field Day with Visual Fields
Lecturer: Marina Su, OD, FAAO
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Mar 9, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (2 hours - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Diabetes: New Testing and Treatment for Retinopathy
Lecturer: Nathan Lighthizer, OD
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Apr 13, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Ocular Manifestations of Lyme Disease
Lecturer: Andrew J. Sacco, OD, FAAO
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May 11, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Infant/Special Needs
Lecturer: Shelby Leach, OD, FAAO
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Jun 8, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour  - NYS CE Credit)
Topic: Amniotic Membrane Lenses
Lecturer: Kenneth Dickerson, OD
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July 13, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour - NYS CE Credit)                                
Topic: A Practical Approach to Vitreomacular Interface Disease
Lecturer: Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO
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Aug 10, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time                                                                              
Topic: The Top Ten Red Flags of the Pediatric Eye Exam
Lecturer: Kenneth Sorkin, OD, FAAO

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Sep 14, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time                                                      
Topic: Intense Pulse Light IPL as Adjunctive Treatment for MGD in Ophthalmic Practices
COPE Course - Pending Approval
COPE Course ID: 72941-AS
COPE Activity ID: 122407
Lecturer: Douglas Devries, OD

Sponsored by Lumenis Inc.

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Oct 12, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time                                                                                
Topic: Vision and Concussion
Lecturer: Robert Fox, OD, FCOVD
COPE Course ID: 74253-NO
COPE Activity ID: 122482

Sponsored by Walman Optical
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Nov 9, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time                                                                                 
Topic: What's New in AMD and Diabetes
Lecturers: Dr. Paul Chous and Dr. Jeff Ferson
COPE Course - Pending Approval
COPE Course ID: 74900-PS
COPE Activity ID: 122728

Sponsored by VSP 
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Dec 14, 2021 09:00 PM Eastern Time                                                                               
Topic: Marriage of Clinical Cases & Coding
Lecturer: Richard Soden, OD & Amy Steinway, OD
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Jan 11, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time                                             
Topic: OD's Approach to Managing Ocular Trauma
Lecturer: Tak-Man (Kim) Fung, OD
COPE Approved - 1 hour
COPE Course ID: 76436-TD
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Feb 8, 2022 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Optometric Vision Therapy's Role in Primary Optometry
Lecturer: Dr. Dick O'Connor & Dr. Alyssa Fortuna of Vision Development of WNY
COPE Approved - 1 hour
COPE Course ID: 76406-FV
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March 8, 2022 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Improve Patient Access to Care
Lecturer: Asha Tadepalli, OD
COPE Approval Pending
COPE Course ID: 123980
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April 12, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric cataracts
Lecturer: Olivia Bass
COPE Approval Pending
COPE Course ID: 74961-AS
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May 10, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Real World Application of Deep learning in Ocular Disease
Lecturer: Jessica Steen, O.D.
COPE ID: 76947-TD
COPE Activity ID: 123986

Sponsored by:


Description: This course will introduce deep learning and its application to posterior segment disease. The application of deep learning algorithms has the potential for improved ability to screen large populations, detect disease and disease progression in a clinical environment, and the ability to predict individuals who may develop posterior segment disease including glaucoma. Current successes and inherent challenges of the application of deep learning algorithms in ocular disease will be discussed.

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June 14, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: LET'S RECONNECT: Triage & management of retinal detachments
Lecturer: Luqian Liu
COPE ID: 78908-PS
COPE Activity ID: 124206

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July 12, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: New Cancer Drugs and Why Optometrists Should Pay Attention
Lecturer: Julia Canestraro, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
COPE ID: 79063-PH
COPE Activity ID: 124357

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August 9, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Scleral Lenses - Advanced Fitting Strategies Complicated Cases
Lecturer: Jason Compton, OD
COPE ID: 78472-CL
COPE Activity ID: Pending
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September 13, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Low Vision for the Primary Care Practitioner
Lecturer: Rebecca Marinoff, OD

This CE Pass is sponsored by:

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October 11, 2022 9:00pm Eastern Time 
Topic: Pupil Testing: Back to the Basics
Lecturer: Tamara Petrosyan, OD
COPE ID: 80841-NO
COPE Activity ID: 124858

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November 8, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: One Step Closer to a Diagnosis: A review of approved lab tests for NYS Optometrists
Lecturer: Christine Coward, MD



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December 13, 2022 8:00pm Eastern Time 
Topic: Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
Lecturer: Marc Deeley
COPE ID: 81827-TD
COPE Activity ID: 125085

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January 10, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Ischemic Optic Neuropathies: A Case Report Series and Review
Lecturer: Mark Parsons OD, FAAO
COPE ID: 82365-NO
COPE Activity ID: #125323 
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February 14, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: When Nature Calls. Evidence-based use of Nutraceuticals in Eyecare
Lecturer: Matthew Bovenzi OD
COPE Course ID: 83238-PH
Activity ID: Pending Approval 

Description: This course provides an overview of nutraceuticals and their use and effects on the eye. It will begin with a review of vitamin and mineral physiology, focusing on their role in ocular metabolism. Homeopathic and natural remedies often used by or inquired by patients for glaucoma will then be discussed, including the use of cannabis/cannabinoids. Behavioral effects on intraocular pressure (IOP) will be reviewed, including head/body positioning, and recent research on mindfulness meditation. Next,  current AREDS protocols for treating age-related macular degeneration, as well as the role of stand-alone carotenoids and the photopigments lutein and zeaxanthin will be reviewed. Lastly, omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils for dry eye/ocular surface disease  will be discussed. 

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March 14, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Everything Retina: Diagnosis and Management of Common Retinal Dilemmas?
Lecturer: Joy Harewood OD
COPE Course ID: 83752-TD
Activity ID: #125746 

Description: Using an evidence-based framework, this lecture will discuss differential diagnosis, examination techniques, and updates in management of common retinal dilemmas. Ocular migraines, retinal holes and detachments and central serous chorioretinopathy will be discussed among other conditions.

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April 11, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: PEDIG Updates 2023: Amblyopia, Intermittent Exotropia, Cataracts, ROP, and Optic Neuritis
Lecturer: Marina Su, OD, FAAO
COPE Course ID:  83724-FV
Activity ID: #125880 

Description: PEDIG has given us great evidence-based medicine to use in our clinical practice. Over the past 2 years, there have been 28 studies published.  This course will serve as a review of the study recommendations coming out of these studies, related to the topics of Intermittent Exotropia, ROP, Cataract Surgery, Optic Neuritis and of course Amblyopia.  This will serve as a great refresher for reinforcing the known prescribing principles but also keeping up to date with the literature.

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May 9, 2023 9:00pm Eastern Time
Topic: Management of Early Cataract Surgery Complications
Lecturer: Daniel Epshtein, O.D.
COPE Course ID:  84514-PO
Activity ID: #1126096

Description: With the increased popularity of cataract surgery comanagement between surgeons and optometrists, many postoperative complications will now be managed by the optometrist. This course will review early complications of cataract surgery including treatment and management. 

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June 13, 2023 8:00pm Eastern TimeTopic: Secondary Glaucomas
Lecturer: Sonya Dhar, MD.
 Course ID:  TBA

Description: This course will review how to categorize, evaluate, and manage various forms of secondary glaucoma.  

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July 11, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Corneal Keratoplasty - A Comprehensive Overview for Optometrists 
Lecturer: Richard D.Najac, MD. FACS.
 Course ID:  CE2319201

Description: This course will review how to categorize, evaluate, and manage various forms of secondary glaucoma.  

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August 8, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Uveitis: Rare Cases and Treatment Strategies
Lecturer: Deep Parikh, MD.
 Course ID:  CE2322001

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September 12, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Uveitis: Traumatic Brain Injury in the Primary Care Setting
Lecturer: Kevin Weber, OD

Course ID:  85290-NO

Activity ID: #126417

Description: This course will provide background information and examination considerations for the primary care optometrist when examining patients with a history of traumatic brain injury.



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October 10, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time


Lecturer: Carlos Woc, O.D.

COPE Course ID: 85049-SD

Activity ID: #126724

Description: Ocular fibrosis commonly occurs as a result of aberrations in one of the most complex biological processes, wound healing. The course will review and elaborate the pathophysiology of fibrosis in several areas of the eye. Case examples of advanced retinal fibrosis will be discussed to further illustrate the effects of fibrosis. This lecture will further explore one of the common features driving fibrotic eye disease, the trans differentiation of myofibroblasts which occurs through the epithelial mesenchymal transition process and activated by pro-fibrinogenic cytokines such as Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-B). Lastly, a broad review of both existing management and potential future treatments of ocular fibrosis will be discussed.



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November 13, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Essentials of Oculoplastic Surgery

Lecturer: Brian Brazzo, M.D.

COPE Course ID: 85730-TD

Activity ID: #126562

Description: This course is a dissection into both common and uncommon diagnoses that a primary care provider may see on the lid margins and how to treat or refer.



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December 12, 2023 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Retinal Update 2023

Lecturer: Alan T. Sheyman, MD

COPE Course ID: 85590-TD

Activity ID: #127198

Description: We will review some of the advances in the field of medical retina in 2023. We will discuss the new medications approved for Geographic Atrophy in Dry AMD. We will discuss Vabysmo, approved for Wet AMD and Diabetic Macular Edema.



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January 9, 2024 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: The Past, Present, and Future of Myopia

Lecturer: Carol Lin, OD, MS, FAAO

COPE Course ID: 85277-GO

Activity ID: #126368

Description: This course will provide the research background in myopia, and evidence for current myopia management modalities including pharmacological, optical, and behavioral treatment modalities, as well introduce what is on the horizon in myopia management.




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 February 13, 2024 8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Medical Applications of Contact Lenses

Lecturer: Susan Resnick, OD

COPE Course ID: 85659-CL

Activity ID: #126512

Description: Contact lenses have many important applications for the treatment of corneal pathology and the management of complex refractive disorders. Optometrists, uniquely skilled in the fitting of contact lenses, are integral in the care and co-management of patients requiring medically necessary contact lenses. This course will cover the differential selection and use of current contact lens technologies to treat various anterior segment and refractive conditions. Case studies will highlight specific examples




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March 12, 2024
8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Incorporating Myopia Management Can Be Easy As ABC

Lecturer: Julie Song, OD

COPE Course ID: 86683-GO

Activity ID: #126748

Description: This course presents a general overview of how to start incorporating myopia management in your practice. The course begins by going through the current literature on the most common treatments for myopia management: atropine, soft multifocal contact lenses, and orthokeratology contact lenses. The course will then go over how to set up myopia management appointments and appropriate follow-up schedules during clinical care. Finally, the course will go through various new updates in upcoming research in myopia management.




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April 9, 2024
8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Ocular Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Lecturer: Alicia Jones, OD

COPE Course ID: 86683-GO

Activity ID: #126748

Description: Reviews the mechanism of action and indications of HBOT (including treatment of ocular disease) as well as ocular adverse effects and their proposed etiology, presents a case of myopic shift following HBOT, and discusses differential diagnoses for myopic shift




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May 14, 2024
8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Introduction to Glaucoma, Part 1

Lecturer: Tamara Petrosyan, OD

COPE Course ID: 89437-GL

Activity ID: #127672 

Description: This course aims to equip primary care optometrists with the essential knowledge and skills needed for the early detection of glaucoma and glaucoma progression. Covering key aspects of ocular anatomy and physiology related to glaucoma and the practical application of various clinical and imaging tools. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of glaucoma diagnosis, enabling them to provide timely and effective care to their patients.




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June 11, 2024
8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Introduction to Glaucoma, Part 2

Lecturer: Tamara Petrosyan, OD

COPE Course ID: 89438-GL

Activity ID: #127767

Description: This course aims to equip primary care optometrists with the essential knowledge and skills needed for glaucoma management. Covering key aspects of topical, surgical, and innovative treatment, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of glaucoma management options.




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 July 9, 2024

8:00pm Eastern Time

Topic: Management of the Primary Angle Closure Spectrum

Lecturer: Daniel Epshtein, OD

COPE Course ID: 89817-GL

Activity ID: #128627


This course will review primary angle closure spectrum diagnosis and management. Terminology, classification, anatomy of angle structures, and gonioscopy grading systems will be briefly reviewed.




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