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    On-Line CEs

    I know that there are several threads about on-line CEs. I thought it might be helpful to compile them all in one location for ease of use. I had to collect some for a project at work and thought I would copy the ones I found here. Feel free to add any more links.

    Optical Training : http://www.opticaltraining.com/

    Quantum Optical: http://www.quantumoptical.com/

    20/20 magazine: http://www.2020mag.com/ (follow the link to continuing education)

    Schroeder Optical: http://www.schroederoptical.com/
    (follow the link for product information)

    Sola Optical: http://www.solaeducation.com/welcome.asp

    BCI Vision Care: http://www.visioncarece.com/index.asp

    Marchon: http://www.marchon.com/ (follow the link for professional courses)

    Optical Solutions: http://www.onlinecec.com/

    Seiko Eyewear: http://www.seikoeyewear.com/ (follow the link to continuing education)

    Contact Lens Society of America: http://www.clsa.info/index.shtml (follow the link to continuing education)

    Polycarbonate Council: http://www.polycarb.org/ (follow the educator information link)

    New York State Optician's Society: http://www.nysso.org/ContinuingEd/co...ed.cfm#credits (for NY state credits)

    ADDED 3-13-03
    Acuvue: http://ecp.acuvue.com/ce/intro.html

    ADDED 11-27-03
    http://www.laramyk.com/learn/ce.html
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    Excellent resource Cindy! In fact I'm going to stick this post to the top of this forum. :)


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    For those people registered with Vision Web, they also offer on-line CE's through the AOA.
    J. R. Smith


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    JRS said:
    For those people registered with Vision Web, they also offer on-line CE's through the AOA.
    Registration for Vision Web is free until March 2004 (it was extended) and here is the link to the CEs which you can only use after you have registered:

    http://www.visionweb.com/ce/ce_opticians.jsp
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    Cindy -

    Thanks so much for taking the time & initiative to put this resource together - it's much appreciated!


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    Cindy~

    What a great help this is....thanks....and your timing couldn't be better.

    the chic

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    Post Continuing Ed from Johnson & Johnson

    Here is the link to the Johnson & Johnson CE Modules:
    http://ecp.acuvue.com/ce/modules.html

    Check here to make sure the Modules meet the requirements for a particular certification:
    http://ecp.acuvue.com/ce/cecredit.html

    Modules 1-9, for example, are NCLE approved. Approval by state Optometric boards vary from state to state.

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    Question CE requirments for Florida

    Great resources Cindy Thank you!

    I was hoping to find the CE requirments for the state of Florida.
    What classes and how many hours?
    Maybe someone can steer me in the right direction.

    thank you,

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    Re: CE requirments for Florida

    Thomas said:
    Great resources Cindy Thank you!

    I was hoping to find the CE requirments for the state of Florida.
    What classes and how many hours?
    Maybe someone can steer me in the right direction.

    thank you,

    Go to POF's website. You can get all the information there.
    http://www.pof.org/

    Hope this helps.

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    More CL education than you can stand

    I found myself in need of CEC's on contacts at the end of this year. I went to clsa.info. Found that we we now have "The Contact Lens University" on line with more courses than you can even remember on line, most of them free if you are a CLSA member and quite reasonable if you are not.

    Ended up finishing at 3:00 A. M. on Dec. 31, but at least I don't have to take those silly certification tests again. Every time if forget and take the test over, I find it has been so simplified and dumbed down it almost makes me cry. It seems that today's optician needs to be more of a supply clerk than skilled technician at least according to the powers that be.

    I do highly recommend clsa.info as a source of CL education. I have resolved to take a course a month if not one a week just for GP.


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    Chip said:Ended up finishing at 3:00 A. M. on Dec. 31, but at least I don't have to take those silly certification tests again. Every time if forget and take the test over, I find it has been so simplified and dumbed down it almost makes me cry. It seems that today's optician needs to be more of a supply clerk than skilled technician at least according to the powers that be.

    That is exactly what many of us have been saying for a few years now. The dumbing down and simplification of testing is a crying shame! Is anyone looking for a supply clerk? Skilled technician whats that?

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    Cindy posted:Registration for Vision Web is free until March 2004 (it was extended) and here is the link to the CEs which you can only use after you have registered:

    http://www.visionweb.com/ce/ce_opticians.jsp

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    Cindy do you know if these CE's are good for N.Y. Licensed opticians? I don't mean ABO but N.Y. licensed, before the ABO.

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    The Opticians Association of Canada has online Con Ed for BC, Ont, and NS opticians at

    http://optics.olcec.net

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    Wave Supposedly coming on line soon.

    As I mentioned earlier CLSA University is available on line.
    I have heard that soon the OAA will have an Opticians Universitly available on line.

    Chip

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    www.eyecarebusiness.com CEs

    Eyecare Business magazine offers new, free CE courses online and in the pages of the magazine. Log onto www.eyecarebusiness.com to take free CEC's online and/or subscribe and take them via hardcopy/mail.

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    Chip and Karen I know about those sites but because I have a N.Y. State License and not a N.Y. State ABO license I can not take those credits that are posted in your posts, but thank you for your input. N.Y is pretty stricky on those credits. I have even talked to a number of people who have been audited to see if they had the credits and I believe whether they were legit or not.
    Last edited by jediron1; 06-10-2005 at 06:42 AM.

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    Computer Vision Syndrome CE

    Found this link at Prio Corp.

    It provides 2 credits.

    http://www.prio.com/abo/Prioindex.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediron1
    Chip and Karen I know about those sites but because I have a N.Y. State License and not a N.Y. State ABO license I can not take those credits that are posted in your posts, but thank you for your input. N.Y is pretty stricked on those credits I have even talked to a number of people who have been audited to see if they had the credits and I believe whether they were legit or not.
    Quantum Optical: http://www.quantumoptical.com/ has NY approved CEs available.
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    Found some online courses for the OD's

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    I just saw this posted on the general discussion board - it looks like there's a a few different sites that weren't listed previously.

    Enjoy !!


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    07-24-2000 04:15 PMHas anyone received ABO credits via the internet? I read about Sola offering 2 credits free @ www.Sola.com, but are there any other sights?

    chip anderson07-24-2000 08:22 PMDon't know about the internet, probably can do though ABO. I know that you can get more credits than you can stand through the mail with NCLE and ABO. Can get them almost over night at the last minite with a fax machine. Been there done that a year or two ago.

    Also lots of trade publications will have same if you just take a quiz and send it in after reading article (article will give all the answers if you read it).

    Mike Hunt07-25-2000 09:55 PMThere are a couple of Internet sites that give ABO credits. I took a couple of online courses at a site; www.onlinecec.com and it was fast and easy. There is also opticaltraining.com that looks ok too. Check it out and see what you think, I highly recommend onlinecec.com

    hcjilson07-26-2000 12:21 PMThe current issue of Vision Monday says that Sola is offering CE's on their web site.Haven't been there yet but check it out!
    best of luck hcj


    Gerry07-26-2000 10:22 PMwww.opticaltraining.com offers a large selection of ABO/NCLE approved courses online. And your can earn your credits for as little as $11.50 each. It might be worth a visit.


    Phernell Walker02-18-2006 06:10 AMQuality ABO CEC's On-Line

    You can also get ABO CEC's on line at www.opticredits.com
    or www.abocredits.com They offer advanced ABO CEC's as well as regular ABOC CEC's, for $9.95 with no minimum purchase, and new courses added monthly. It's also FREE to sign up. Check it out.
    "I just love the smell of Optidirt in the morning.

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    You can also visit www.ophthalmic.hyperguides.com since they offer some great tutorials and online lectures. Very interesting stuff.:o

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    VisionWeb

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Hamlin View Post
    Registration for Vision Web is free until March 2004 (it was extended) and here is the link to the CEs which you can only use after you have registered:

    http://www.visionweb.com/ce/ce_opticians.jsp
    Just wanted to update that registration on VisionWeb is free and will always be free!

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    Florida Approved and Online at www.pofCE.org

    The following courses are approved for Florida CE Credit and are available online at www.pofCE.org

    All courses are FREE to members of the Professional Opticians of Florida and are available to non-members for a nominal charge.
    Dispensing Photochromic Lenses
    Instructor: Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM

    New Active Progressive Lens Wearers: Understanding Technologies and Fitting Techniques
    Instructor: Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM

    Optical Solutions for Computer Vision Syndrome
    Instructor: Debra R. White, MSEd, ABOM, FCLSA

    Understanding & Explaining Astigmatism
    Instructor: R. Joe Simmons, LDO, ABOM

    Sunwear and Polarized Lenses
    Instructor: David Rips, Younger Optics

    Reduction of Medical Errors
    Instructor: Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM

    HIV/AIDS Issues in the Optical Professional
    Instructor: Professional Opticians of Florida, Staff
    These courses are written and reviewed by professional optical educators and non-members fee support the state association's education efforts.

    Check it out at www.pofCE.org

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    ncle cec

    anyone have current info for free ncle continuing educational credits?
    great thread, thought it was worth reviven.

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    Go to the clsa.com, click CLSA University. If you are a CLSA member they have hundreds of on-line CEC courses available. If not a CLSA member, still available at small fee. Other courses for small charges available at CLSA University for a fee to members and non-members, but there are plenty for members at no charge.

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