Winter and Summer CE Conferences

Annual Summer Conference (formerly OEI)

June 12-13, 2021

Save the Date: Ohio State Optometry Summer CE June 12-13. Check back here for updates. Historically the Summer Conference takes place in July. The College plans to resume offering the Summer Conference in July 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic and both State and University limitations on the size of gatherings, the College has decided to hold the 2021 Summer Conference in June via LIVE interactive Distance Online CE. The Ohio Vision Professionals Board has temporary rules in place which allow this format to be accepted as LIVE In-Person CE through June 30, 2021

The Ohio State University College of Optometry – Winter Conference (formerly OEI)

December 5 & 6, 2020

The Annual Winter Conference (formerly OEI) hosted by The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be held virtually in December due to current State of Ohio COVID-19 restrictions.

We will offer a total of 13 hours of continuing education. Of these, eight hours will be offered in a live webinar format, with four hours offered on Saturday, December 5, and four hours on Sunday, December 6. The remaining five hours will be offered as asynchronous online lectures that you can “attend” anytime.

All hours will be COPE approved. To gain COPE approved credit, a short quiz must be completed at the end of the non-live lectures (online) to verify attendance. Attendance will be monitored for the live hours, so no quiz will be required at the conclusion of those lectures.

The cost per hour will be $30. Attendance is free for anyone with current College of Optometry faculty status. Eligible faculty should refer to a seperate email to recieve their discount.

ALL registration must be done online only and registration will close on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 to allow for processing and distribution of needed links for attendance. Please use the following link for registration:


Registration for live courses ended December 2, 2020


Registration still open for online course till Dec 29, 2020 *


*All Winter CE online courses must be completed by December 31, 2020.


As always, any income from the conference will be used to fund several College initiatives. Thank you for your support of our college!

New online registration platform

We are launching a brand new online platform. The online registration will require multiple transactions. We made attempts to avoid this, but at this time the system is rather inflexible. Courses will be available individually or bundled as Saturday and Sunday courses. If you have any issues with registration please email us at

Synchronous Live Webinars

Saturday, December 5, 2020


*9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Corneal Transplantation: Overview and Updates (1 Hour, AS)

Christine Martinez, MD

This talk will review the various types of corneal transplants (PKP, DALK, DSEK, DMEK, DSO), indications, management, current research, and future horizons.


*10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: Is Surgery Necessary? (1 Hour, AS)

Christine Martinez, MD

This talk will review risk factors, pathogenesis, diagnosis, medical management, surgical management, and outcomes of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia (OSSN).


*Noon – 1:00 p.m. The Bad Break-Up: When PVDs Go Wrong. (1 Hour, PS)

Jill Showalter, OD

Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a normal aging change that our patients experience. But what happens when the vitreous does not separate properly from the retina? This course discusses pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the resultant disorders of the vitreomacular interface.


*1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Recurrent Corneal Erosion: Strategies to Facilitate Corneal Healing (1 Hour, AS)

Jill Showalter, OD

Recurrent corneal erosions (RCE’s) often present a clinical challenge that can be frustrating to both patients and practitioners. Understanding the process of corneal healing allows clinicians to provide effective treatment in order to prevent recurrences. This course discusses the pathophysiology of RCE’s as well as causes and current evidence-based guidelines on therapeutic options.

Sunday December 6, 2020


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Gateway to the Brain: Using the Retina as a site to detect Traumatic Brain Injury (1 Hour, NO)

Philip Yuhas, OD, PhD

The retina is an easily accessible extension of the central nervous system. As such, it holds great potential as a site to noninvasively and inexpensively detect neurodegeneration associated with traumatic brain injuries. This discussion will focus on how traumatic brain injuries alter neurons, how we might detect those alterations in the retina, and how current research is working to make the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury more objective and patient- and doctor-friendly.


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Major Visual Pathways (1 Hour, FV)

Angela Brown, PhD

The neural pathways followed by visual signals, from the retina to higher areas in the cerebral cortex, are now much better understood thanks to recent advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the white matter. This course will review these pathways and their visual functions in health and disease.


Noon – 1:00 p.m. The Intermittent Exotropia Conundrum: What is the Best Management for my Patient (1 Hour, FV)

Ann Morrison, OD, MS

Intermittent Exotropia (IXT) is one of the most common forms of childhood strabismus. Currently, there is no gold standard treatment for IXT. This lecture will cover the current management options and most recent research in the field to help you navigate which clinical management might be best for your patients.


*1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Avoiding Retinal Artery Occlusion Confusion (1 Hour, PS)

Libby Lemos, OD

This course focuses on the four types of central retinal artery occlusions, as well as a review of differentials, including hemi-retinal artery occlusions and branch retinal artery occlusions. The course details several case presentations and the associated symptoms, ophthalmic examination, systemic work-up, and ultimate prognosis of each patient. Both ocular and systemic etiologies are reviewed. Asynchronous Online Lectures

Asynchronous On-Line Lectures (1 hour each)


Hot Topics in Scleral Lenses (1 Hour, CL)

Jennifer Fogt, OD

Scleral lenses have become a great tool since the availability of high Dk gas permeable materials. As with all specialty lenses, there are challenges to fitting them. Developments in lens materials, coatings, and solutions – as well as technology – have been rapidly changing as this modality evolves. We will discuss difficulties, troubleshooting and methods to optimize fit and wear experience for patients.


*Advanced Dry Eye Management: Focus on LipiFlow and IPL (1 Hour, AS)

Tatevik Movsisyan, OD, MS

This course will review diagnostic dry eye testing and management options. Specifically, Lipiview for meibography, and LipiFlow and IPL for MGD treatment.


Non-Adherence (1 Hour, PM )

Jay Lytle, OD

For many doctors, one of their greatest frustrations is patient nonadherence. This one-hour lecture reviews evidence-based reasons for patient nonadherence, as well as helpful best practices to improve treatment and management compliance.

Special COVID-19 Pandemic Lectures


Epidemiology of COVID-19 and the Science behind the Interventions to Control the Spread (1 Hour, PB)

Zachary Weber, MS

The Ohio State University College of Public Health

This course will discuss the epidemiology of SARS-Cov-2 and the associated disease COVID-19. The focus will be on the most up-to-date scientific information. This disease is unique in that everything we know of the disease is approximately 6 months old and the research landscape has been dominated by non-peer reviewed preprints. Discussion will focus on case fatality rates, reproduction rates (R0), comorbidities that confer higher risk of disease, possible routes of transmission, and the science of interventions used to limit spread. Case studies will be used to help illustrate the differing spread from observed outbreaks and epidemiological investigations.


*COVID-19 Epidemic Turned Pandemic (1 Hour, SD)

Michael Oglesbee, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Director, The Ohio State University Infectious Disease Institute

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is caused by a second SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), but we still hear the term COVID-19 applied to both the disease and the virus and the confusion does not stop here. Why did we go from an epidemic in China to a worldwide pandemic so quickly? How do you explain the myriad symptoms, what is the rationale for treatment strategies and why do so many people die from COVID-19? There appears to be confusion regarding how the virus is transmitted and how best to limit transmission, but should there be? What do we really know? And when can we expect and end to the pandemic and what does the road look like? All of these questions will be addressed, and it starts with a basic understanding of the virus and the disease it causes.

*Treatment and management of disease / pharm credit