How much do cases cost?
Cases can be purchased for $20 each or three cases for $50. Each case is COPE-approved for at least two hours of CE.
Do you provide any free optometry CE?
Yes, we always have at least one case that you can complete for free. You will have to register first and then check out the "Cases" tab to see which ones are available for free.
How do I download my certificates?
Once you've scored 75% or higher on the quiz portion of each case, you can find your certificate in the "Account" area. Click the green down arrow beside each case to download your certificate. Note: if you require your license number on the printed certificates, you may enter it in the PDF by clicking on the area and typing it in. When you print your certificate, it will display right where you typed it.
What category of education credits are Optocase
modules and how many can I count towards my requirements?
category of education credits as well as the maximal number of credits achieved
through Optocase varies by location.
Briefly, some requirements by country are:
required hours of continuing education, as well as maximum hours achieved
through internet modules such as Optocase, are available online at
Requirements are different for each State.
Continuing education requirements for optometrists practicing in Canada varies according to province (see http://www.cora-acro.com/en/Members/ProvincialRegulatoryAuthorities.view for a list of regulatory organizations). Requirements for select provinces are listed below:
- Alberta: at least 60 hours of CE credits in a three year period beginning the January 1 after registration with the college. A maximum of 30 hours may be obtained through internet activities such as Optocase.
- British Columbia: optometrists
in British Columbia must obtain a minimum of 20 hours of CE per year,
of which 10 may be from an internet-based environment such as Optocase.
- Manitoba: at least 30 hours of CE credit every 2 years.
- Nova Scotia: at least 55 hours of CE between January 1 2011 and December 31 2013.
- Ontario: for the cycle of January 1 2012 until December 31 2014, a minimum of 70 hours of credit is required, all of which may be obtained through Optocase modules (which are COPE approved).
College of Optometrists in the United Kingdom requires members to keep up to
date with continuing professional development.
Unlike the United States and Canada, there is no set number of
hours. Rather, members must log in to CPD online to record goals and
activities related to these (such as Optocase).
practicing in Australia
must complete a total of 40 points of continual professional development (CPD)
activities each year. Optocase counts as
a group 3 activity, meaning each hour of Optocase counts for 2 points (i.e. a 2
hour case equals 4 points). A minimum of
12 points each year must be in face-to-face learning activities- i.e. up to 28
points (14 hours) per year may be used with Optocase.
Can I request topics?
would be happy to hear about suggestions for future topics on Optocase. To do so, please write us in the contact
section and we will try our best to write a module.
How long can I access a module after purchasing?
is no limit to how much time after purchase you can access a module.