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Continuing Education

Join us for a lifetime of learning.

One of the missions of the Illinois College of Optometry is to provide lifelong education to optometrists. We believe that by enhancing your knowledge base, you will be able to improve the efficiency of your practice, serve your patients better, become a more successful doctor, and thereby strengthen the profession.

The Continuing Education Department offers certified and regular courses both on-campus and online. We offer a variety of topics to choose from, and all courses are submitted for COPE approval. ICO CE is open to all optometrists, not just alumni.

Online CE

Our online CE portal offers access to COPE-approved courses developed by leading content experts right here at ICO! Registration is easy. Just click the link below to access our portal and sign up. Once logged in, you’ll have access to ICO’s CE courses anytime, anywhere. Courses are viewable for a full week after purchase, and can be conveniently paused to suit your schedule.

ICO Online CE

Upcoming CE Events

Save the Date!
6 Hours of CE with testing
March 11, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


First Annual Ocular Surface Disease Symposium
6 Hours of Certified Credit
All courses will be COPE Approved
January 28, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: ICO Lecture Center

Program Chairs
Casey L. Hogan, OD, FAAO, FSLS; Diplomate ABO
Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS; Diplomate AB
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

Laura Periman, MD
Scott Schachter, OD
Leslie E. O’Dell OD, FAAO
John Conto, OD, FAAO; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Medical College of Wisconsin
Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO; Diplomate, AAO Cornea, CL and Refractive Surgery
Parag Majmudar, MD

Register for the January 2018 CE Event Now!

Fall 2017 CE Program
12 Hours of CE
November 5-6, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration and Breakfast begin at 7:30. First course begins prompty at 8:30 AM.
ICO Lecture Center

Click each link to download a password protected PDF.

The Neuro-ophthalmology of Concussion
Retinal Findings with Systemic Disease
Diabetes in Your Practice and Compassionate Patient Care

Updates in Refractive Surgery
Make a Difference and Fit the Unusual
Adverse Ocular Effects of Systemic Pharmaceuticals and Supplements

Resident Rounds
September 2017-April 2018 (Specific dates listed below)
1:30 PM – 1 hour of CE credit is offered at each session.
ICO Lecture Center, Room 1202
$25 per session; Pick six sessions for $100

2017 Dates:
Friday, December 8, 2017

2018 Dates:
Friday, January 12, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018

Register for Resident Rounds Now!

Looking for More?

Missing some continuing education documentation? Fill out the CE Documentation Request Form and email to or fax to 312-949-7383 in order to get the materials you need.