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.



GVOS/FVOA Regional Meeting & CE (Saturday, March 25)

SESSION IS SOLD OUT The session was filled on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is complimentary to members and $40 for non-members. Please email if you would like to be on the wait list.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Element Vancouver Metrotown (5988 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A7)

CE Credit: 4 CE hours

Presentation: Drs. Ron Melton and Randall Thomas “Primary Eye Care Rounds”

  • Treatment Guidelines for Ocular Infection/Inflammation (COPE ID: 51687-PH)
  • Melton-Thomas Treatment Guidelines (COPE ID: 51688-PH)

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch & Lomb Canada



Pacific University Victoria Conference (July 13 to 16, 2017)

Presented by the College of Optometry, the Pacific University Victoria Conference offers continuing education courses for Doctors of Optometry and paraoptometric staff.

Date: July 13 to 16, 2017

: Hotel Grand Pacific (463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3)

CE Credit
: 20 total hours offered

Speakers include:

  • Roya Habibi, OD, FAAO, FSLS
  • Jay Haynie, OD, FAAO
  • Matthew Lampa, OD, FAAO
  • Valerie Manso, ABOC, FNAO
  • Loretta Ng, OD, FAAO

To register for the conference, please click here. To view the brochure, please visit the Pacific University website.



BC Doctors of Optometry Annual Conference and OPTOFAIR

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Annual Conference & OPTOFAIR. We hope you enjoyed your conference experience!

Course Notes

Please click here to view and download the course notes.

Once again, special thanks to our 2017 Diamond Partners:





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