Continuing Education

We run Continuing Education programs throughout the year to help Doctors of Optometry enhance their practice and maintain the highest standards of care.


2018 Atlantic Eye Symposium (September 21-22, 2018)

The Atlantic Eye Symposium will be holding their 10th Annual Atlantic Eye Symposium on September 21-22, 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax. The goal of the Atlantic Eye Symposium is to provide a world-class educational experience reviewing current clinical management of eye disease.

For more information, visit the 2018 Atlantic Eye Symposium website.

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2018 BCDO Fall Symposium (October 14, 2018)

The Fall Symposium offers a wonderful opportunity to obtain important and relevant continuing education, while reconnecting with colleagues and friends. This year, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Mick as our primary speaker. Dr. Mick is an associate clinic professor at UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and UC Berkeley School of Optometry. The focus of this year’s symposium will be on the retina.

Join us for an engaging day of lectures, peer circles, buffet lunch, and the College of Optometrists’ Annual General Meeting.

Save the date: October 14, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver

CE credits: up to 6

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For more information, view our Fall Symposium Program.

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 Vision Therapy 101 (November 3-4, 2018)

Vision Therapy 101 is presented by the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). This course is great for an optometrist who would like to start vision therapy in their practice. It is also helpful to vision therapists that will be assisting in day to day vision therapy with
patients. In this 2-day course, COVD will go over theory and method of some of the
foundations of visual deficits and vision therapy.

Location: Hotel Elan, Calgary, Alberta

Cost: $750/registrant. $500/student

For more information, go to the COVD website.

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2018 NSAO Conference & Vision Expo (November 23-24, 2018)

Register now for the 2018 Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists Conference and Vision Expo!

Date: November 23-24, 2018

Location: Halifax Convention Centre

For more information or to register, visit:

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2019 BCDO Annual Conference & OPTOFAIR

Save the date for the 2018 BCDO Annual Conference & OPTOFAIR!

Date: February 23-25, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency, Vancouver

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Visit Optocase, an online COPE-approved CE activity affiliated with Queen’s University.



The Continuing Education Fund (the Fund) has been established by the British Columbia Association of Optometrists with funds received from the provincial government under the agreement between the provincial government and the Association signed December 4, 2015.

The purpose of the Fund is to encourage optometrists to maintain and enhance their skills through continuing education by financially assisting optometrists with the cost of continuing education.

Download the eligibility criteria and application form