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 PacU Victoria Conference (July 12-15, 2018)

The 2018 annual Pacific University Victoria Conference offers continuing education courses for doctors of optometry and paraoptometric staff..

Date: July 12-15, 2018
Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria
CE Credit: 20 total hours offered

Speakers Include: Lee Carr, OD, FAAO, James Kundart, OD, MEd, FAAO, Beth Kinoshita, OD, FAAO, Anthony DeWilde, OD, FAAO, and Ben Kinoshita, OD, FAAO

If you are a BCDO member, please register for the conference through BCDO to be eligible for the CE Fund.

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2018 BCDO New Grad Bootcamp (September 9, 2018)

Save the date for the 2018 BCDO New Grad Bootcamp! This year’s topics include:

  • Leadership
  • The Basics of Billing & Understanding MSP
  • Working with Physicians & Third Party Billing
  • Transition to Practice for Optometrists

Date: September 9, 2018

Location: Terminal City Club, Vancouver

CE Credit: Pending COPE approval

Cost: Free for new optometry graduates between 2016-2018. $80+GST for all others.

Stay tuned for the program and registration details!

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Cataract Surgery in a Digital Age (September 9-10, 2018)

Register now for the ‘Cataract Surgery in a Digital Age’ CE session led by Dr. John Blaylock. Lunch/dinner will be provided on site of event.

Date: September 9 or 10 (two date options)

Location: 102-2545 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, B.C.

CE Credit: 3 Ocular Health Credits – Certificates issued

RSVP by September 1 to

For more information, click here.

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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)

Save the date for the 2018 BCDO Fall Symposium!

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

Stay tuned for the program and registration details!

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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