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.



BCDO Fall Symposium (October 22, 2017)

Join us for a full day of continuing education and networking this Autumn.

This year’s theme is “Innovation in Optometry” featuring Dr. Alan Glazier and others on new innovations in glaucoma and dry eye treatment, as well as the best way to market your practice on social media.

Register Online

Date October 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Schedule 7:45 a.m. | Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | CE Sessions
12:45 p.m. | Lunch
1:45 p.m. | CE Sessions / Peer Circle
4:00 p.m. | Optional College of Optometrists AGM
Fee For the full session:
$250 for members
$300 for non-members
CE Credit
7 CE Hours
Program Guide
For further information, please view our Fall Symposium Program Guide.
Click here to register online for the Fall Symposium


Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors






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BCDO Annual Conference (February 17-19, 2018)

Mark your calendars and get ready for our 2018 BCDO Annual Conference! A full roster of speakers from across the continent will fill the 30+ CE hour event for both doctors of optometry and optometric staff.

BCDO’s 37th annual OPTOFAIR tradeshow returns this year, as well as numerous industry and recreational activities for attendees.

More information will be made available in the coming months, including a full program guide, registration and accommodation information. Don’t miss out on B.C.’s biggest optometric event of the year!

When: Saturday, February 17 – Monday, February 19, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC


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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