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Online Continuing Education

New England College of Optometry is committed to providing lifelong education and professional development for optometrists. By enhancing your knowledge base with cutting edge Continuing Education (CE) programs, you will be able to improve your scope of practice, better serve your patients and strengthen the profession.

NECO’s online CE portal offers on-demand access to COPE-certified programs delivered by nationally recognized subject matter experts through online case studies and online topics series. We invite alumni to earn one hour of continuing education credit with successful completion of the examination for each program.   Note:  Participants are able to print certificates and are responsible for submitting copies for licensing requirements and maintaining copies for their professional records.  

Online Case Studies: Ocular Antibiotics - Cases and Challenges

  • Case Study 1: “Challenges of a Unique Corneal Infiltrate” Dr. Joseph Shovlin, OD, FAAO 
  • Case Study 2: “Diagnosis and Management of a Contact Lens-related Corneal Ulcer” Dr. William Townsend, OD, FAAO 
  • Case Study 3: “Ocular Surface Management before Cataract Surgery” Dr. Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO 

Learn more about the case studies and register today.

Online Topics: Key Issues in Glaucoma Management

This series of six publications focuses on Key Issues in Glaucoma Management. The PDFs are available online and end with a quiz for clinicians to complete to receive COPE credit. The series builds upon each issue. All six issues are currently available online. 

Learn more about the online topic series on glaucoma management and access the online issues.




Annual Compliance Program


Compliance is an important clinical, business and security aspect of any health care environment. HIPAA, HITECH and other security measures must be understood by clinical care givers and staff. This course considers the important responsibilities and process for safe guarding confidential information and discusses standards of conduct for acceptable business and ethical professional practice in a patient care environment.

The online continuing education lecture will end with a quiz for clinicians to complete to receive COPE credit. It has been accredited for one hour of Continuing Eduation by COPE. Participants must earn a grade of 70% or higher in the post reading quiz.

Associate Clinical Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry
Chief Clinical Officer, NECO's Center for Eye Care
Director of Optometry, Martha Eliot Health Center


Access to the online lecture and quiz forthcoming.