Seminars / CE

In-Person Seminars

IOA Winter Seminar

February 8, 2023

Indiana Optometry's Meeting

April 28, 2023

Join the IOA at this three day event in historical French Lick Springs Hotel for...

IOA Summer Seminar

July 12, 2023

IOA Fall Seminar

October 4, 2023


Online CE Course Offerings (27 Hours)

Indiana Online CE Requirements

Any self-study continuing education (CE) hours to be used for Indiana license renewal requirements must include a post-course examination.   All of our online courses provide a post-course exam, with results provided immediately after the exam is completed.

Under Indiana law, self-study includes live streamed (Zoom) and static (PowerPoint) online CE courses.  To be qualified, CE must be sponsored by an approved organization, such as IOA, COPE, a university, or the program must be specifically approved by the Indiana Optometry Board. The rules of the Indiana Optometry Board allow for a maximum of eight hours of self-study continuing education to be claimed during any two-year license renewal period.  


Online CE: Herpetic Eye Disease (1 Hour)

Updated in 2022.  This one hour course covers the anterior segment complications associated with herpes simplex virus infection. The natural history of the herpes simplex virus and the epidemiology of HSV infections are discussed. Blepharocunjunctivitis, dendritic keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelitis, trabeculitis, iritis, and neurotrophic keratitis are all covered in detail. Primary disease vs. secondary recurrent disease is stressed. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Injectable Medications in Eye Care (1 Hour)

Updated in 2022.  This one hour course covers injection techniques utilized by optometrists. Subcutaneous / intralesional, intramuscular, and intravenous injections are covered in detail. Proper sterile preparation techniques are discussed as well. An emphasis is placed upon learning the proper techniques associated with performing various types of injection procedures, and on their clinical uses. The pharmacology of injectable medications is also covered, as are several specific injectables. Course Instructor, Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Papilledema vs. Pseudopapilledema (1 Hour)

Updated in 2022. Differentiating true papilledema from pseudopapilledema can be challenging, but the distinction is crucial.  Properly making this important differential diagnosis can literally have life and death consequences. This one hour course outlines the mechanisms for clinically distinguishing between the two entities.  It covers papilledema and its systemic associations in detail, as well as optic nerve drusen, which is the number one cause of pseudopapilledema. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, Practices of Prescribing, and Dispensing of Opioids (2 Hours)

This two hour course meets the April 1, 2024 Indiana renewal requirement that all optometrists who hold or apply for a controlled substances registration after July 1, 2019 must have completed two hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.  All optometrists may take the course to meet the requirements for Legend Drug Certificate and license renewal. Course Instructors:  Greg Caldwell, OD and Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD


Online CE: Pharmacology Rounds (2 Hours)

Updated in 2022. This two hour course covers pharmaceuticals used in eye care, including many classes of topical ophthalmic medications and oral medications with ocular indications for use. It also covers the ocular side effects of many oral medications. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Managing Anterior Segment Trauma (1 Hour)

Updated in 2022. This one hour course covers the diagnosis and management of many different types of anterior segment trauma. The proper assessment and care of conditions such as hyphema, chemical burns, corneal abrasions, foreign bodies, orbital blow out fractures, traumatic iritis, and corneal lacerations are discussed. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Non-Diabetic Retinal Vascular Disease (2 Hours)

Updated in 2022.  This two hour course covers the diagnosis and management of several non-diabetic retinal vascular diseases. An emphasis is placed on systemic associations as well as clinical management. Conditions covered include ocular ischemic syndrome, hypertensive retinopathy, sickle cell retinopathy, Eale‘s disease, Coat‘s disease, retinal artery occlusions, retinal vein occlusions, and others. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: Taking the Mystery Out of Oral Medications (1 Hour)

Updated in 2022. This one hour course covers the common oral medications prescribed by eye care practitioners including antibiotics, antivirals, pain medications and steroids. Emphasis is placed upon both pharmacological principals, and helping OD‘s to get comfortable with the clinical use and prescribing of each category of medication. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Online CE: The Practice of Optometry Under Indiana Law (2 Hours)

This two hour course meets the law, billing, and/or coding requirement for Indiana license renewal. This course provides an overview of federal and Indiana statutes and rules that govern the practice of Optometry in Indiana.


Online CE: Cancer and the Eye (2 Hours)

Use this two hour course to learn about the epidemiology and principles of systemic cancer, with details about ocular malignancies, including the differential diagnosis and management. Course instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Virtual/Online CE: Swollen Optic Nerves & IPL Therapy in Optometric Practices (2 Hours)

This is a two hour course.  In Part One, this course covers optic nerve head pathology including swelling can range from very benign that only requires monitoring all the way to a life threatening emergency. In Part Two, Dr. Lighthizer  discusses Intense Pulsed Light Therapy which is a longstanding treatment in the dermatologic work for many skin conditions. Accidentally it was discovered to have ocular benefits as well. Over the past 2-3 years, it has become an emerging treatment for numerous ocular conditions including dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular rosacea, chalazion, among other conditions.  Course instructor: Nathan Lighthizer, OD


Online CE: Genetic Testing In AMD (1 Hour)                           

Updated in 2022.  Genetic testing in AMD is very controversial, especially as it relates to a potential positive or negative effect of high dose zinc supplementation. This one hour course covers genetic testing in patients with AMD, and the research that has gotten us to this point. It discusses how genetic testing can be utilized in the office when caring for patients with AMD. In addition, OCT findings that lead to an increased risk of AMD progression are also covered. Course Instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Virtual/Online CE: Favorite Cases Grand Rounds (2 Hours)                

This two hour course utilizes a number of patient case encounters to highlight varied and unusual pathological conditions. Disease processes discussed include toxocariasis, choroidal folds, Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy, multiple idiopathic pigment epithelial detachment syndrome, Doynes honeycomb dystrophy, emulsified silicone oil, and iris melanoma. Course instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Virtual/Online CE: Pain Management in an Era of Opioid Abuse (2 Hours)

Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergent basis. This two hour presentation uses a case based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.

This course meets the April 1, 2024 Indiana renewal requirement that all optometrists who hold or apply for a controlled substances registration after July 1, 2019 must have completed two hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse. Course Instructor: Blair Lonsberry, OD


Online CE: Managing the Vitreomacular Interface (1 Hour)

The advent of OCT has allowed for a better understanding and insight into vitreomacular interface disorders many of which can be difficult to detect with fundus examination alone. This one hour course will cover the classification and management of VMI disorders including vitreomacular adhesion, vitreomacular traction and macular holes. Additionally, the impact of VMA and VMT on other macular disease will be discussed based on current literature. This course is eligible for one hour of IOB and Legend Drug Credit.  Course instructor: Anna Bedwell, OD.

Online CE: Managing Uveitis: Tips for Success (1 Hour)

Uveitis can be a challenge to manage whether is it treating the ocular inflammation or the tedious work up for a systemic association.  This one hour course provides a general overview of uveitis classification and treatment while offering tips for successful management.  Autoimmune and infectious diseases associated with uveitis are reviewed with an emphasis on lab testing.  This course is eligible for one hour of IOB and Legend Drug Credit.  Course instructor: Anna Bedwell, OD.

Virtual/Online CE: Dry Eye Disease - Clinical Pearls and Practical Applications (2 Hours)

This two hour course provides a review and update on properly diagnosing dry eyes.  This course is eligible for two hours of IOB and Legend Drug Credit.  Course instructor: Mile Brujic, OD

Online CE: Anterior Segment Laser Procedures in Optometric Practice (1Hour)

This is a new course in 2022. Optometrists in a growing number of states are authorized to perform several anterior segment laser procedures. This course covers YAG posterior capsulotomy, SLT, and LPI in detail. An emphasis is placed on not only the performance of the procedures, but appropriate pre-operative considerations and post-operative care as well. This course is eligible for one hour of IOB and Legend Drug credit.  Course instructor: Brad Sutton, OD


Headaches: Applications for Optometric Practice (2 Hours)   

New in 2022: Course description: This course covers many different types of headaches arising from various etiologies. An emphasis is placed upon relating headache disorders to optometric practice. Entities which are covered include, but are not limited to, migraines, cluster headaches, IIH, TMJ, meningitis, tension headaches, hypertensive headaches, stroke related headaches, and cranial neuralgias.  Course instructor: Brad Sutton, OD