2024 Glaucoma & Orals Certification

June 3 - November 30, 2024
7:30 - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Auburn, MA 01501

Registration for the course from June 3 rd to July 10 th.

$2499 Members
$2999 Non-Members

Mandatory Session to all participants to explain the LMS, July 17 from 7:30-8:30pm

Didactic Sessions begin July 18 th

Mandatory session for final examination, clinical and licensure information is Wed. Oct. 2 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Didactic Course closed Sunday Oct. 6 th at midnight.

Final Exam #1 is Wednesday Oct. 16 th from 7-9pm

Final Exam #2 is Sunday Oct. 27 th from 10am- 12 noon.

Clinical sessions begin Monday November 4 th ending Saturday November 30 th.

Certificates of Completion will be sent to you around December 16 th for your application for updated license for 2025.

In order to receive the member discount you must join the MSO/AOA and agree to pay your dues for a period of no less than two years.

  • Course Information

    Course Information Certification Course Board Policy

    The State Board of Registration in Optometry (The Board) has now posted their policy on their website.

    The Board has approved an additional Certification course to be offered from the MSO on June 3, 2024. This certification course will count towards your Massachusetts Board approved continuing education for 2024.

    Applications for Postgraduate(residency) and Endorsement (reciprocity) exemptions from the education are now available. If you are applying for these exemptions get your application in ASAP. Exemption Application link, https://www.mass.gov/doc/glaucoma-certification-application/download .

    If you have questions on exemption please contact Thomas Burke, Executive Director of the State Board at: Thomas.F.Burke@mass.gov

    Massachusetts optometrists that hold a license from another state may apply for reciprocity if they have a current and continuous license in another jurisdiction AND they can demonstrate equivalent scope of practice and education to the Massachusetts Glaucoma and orals statute. Please see the State Board website for the exact language and applications. These will be reviewed by the State Board of Registration in Optometry on a case by case basis.

    Course Module Date Time
    Mandatory LMS Introduction July 17 7:30PM-8:30PM
    Didactic Course Opens July 18
    Mandatory information session for final exam, clinical and licensure information Wed Oct 2 7:30 - 8:30 PM
    Didactic Course Closes Sun October 6 Midnight
         
         
    Final Exam Option #1 Wed October 16 7:00PM-9:00PM
    Final Exam Option #2 Sun October 27 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Course & Sponsor Contact Information

    Wayne E. Zakha, OD
    Diplomate, ABO
    Executive Director, MA Society of Optometrists
    dr.z@maoptometry.org
    508-875-7900

    Jessica Bertrand
    Continuing Education Administrator
    MA Society of Optometrists
    jessica@maoptometry.org
    508-875-7900
    Lynda Mili
    Office Manager
    MA Society of Optometrists
    Lynda@maoptometry.org
    508-875-7900

    Gary Y. Chu, OD, MPH, FAAO
    Vice President, Professional Affairs
    New England College of Optometry
    chu@neco.edu
    617-587-5541