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Webinar: Preserving Visual Function in the Aging Population

Preserving Visual Function in Aging Population

Preserving Visual Function in the Aging Population is a continuing education program provided jointly by New England College of Optometry and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. The complimentary webinar consists of two 60-minute sessions presented exclusively online at and includes all of the features of a live program including, panel discussions, case presentations and interactive activities such as question and answer sessions.

On-Demand Sessions

  • Session 1: Differentiating Causes of Decreased Visual Acuity: The Optometrist on the Front Lines of Care
  • Session 2: I Didn't See This Coming!” Optometric Case Studies in Visual Acuity Challenges

Speakers Dean Eliott, MD and Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO cover the following topics of interest: differential diagnosis, focus on wet and dry AMD, the key role of the optometrist, and challenges regarding visual acuity.  

The live webinar took place in August 2017. ​Archived versions of each session are now available on-demand for twelve months following this live broadcast.  Once you have registered for the series, you can sign in to attend one or both sessions.  All sessions are complimentary and qualify for 1 hour/unit of COPE-Accredited CE.

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EliottDean Eliott, MD

Dean Eliott, MD, is the Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, associate director, Retina Service, and the retina fellowship director at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr Eliott specializes in diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, trauma, and surgery for complex retina-vitreous disorders. He has been a principal investigator for many clinical trials, is on the editorial board for several journals, and has over 200 publications in ophthalmic journals and textbooks. Dr Eliott earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and completed a retina fellowship at the Duke Eye Center of Duke University Medical Center.

DunbarMark T. Dunbar

Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO, currently serves as the director of optometric services and is the optometric residency supervisor at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr Dunbar has authored numerous papers, has refereed several optometric journals articles, and currently writes the monthly Retina Quiz in Review of Optometry. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, and is one of the founding members for both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS).


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe measures that indicate that a patient has reduced visual acuity
  • Identify patient barriers to annual eye examinations and how such barriers may be effectively addressed to management of patients who experience reduction  in visual acuity
  • Discuss the evolving role of the optometrist as part of the eye and health care team that can optimize eye health and visual outcomes for patients with conditions that affect visual acuity
  • Discuss the management of challenging patient scenarios that share reduced visual acuity as a symptom

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Additional Information

Each session has been approved for 1 hour of COPE-Accredited continuing education.


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Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media. 

Accreditation Support

Please contact New England College of Optometry at

Technical Support
For any technical issues or issues with your CE Certificate, please contact ClinicalSeriesLive at 877-394-1306 or at

If you have further questions regarding the program, please email

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