Annual CE Events

New Jersey Mandatory Continuing Education for Optometrists
The NJSOP is proud to present annual quality, live and home study continuing education opportunities, and is an accredited COPE® provider. Member discounts apply.  

Stay up to date with the New Jersey Board of Optometrists (NJSBO) mandatory, continuing education requirements, including the mandatory one credit in educational programs or topics that concern the prescription of hydrocodone, or the prescription of opioid drugs in general, including responsible prescribing practices, the alternatives to the use of opioids for the management and treatment of pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion (Subchapter 7, page 41)

To learn more about the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) and the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE), click here.

The NJSOP hosts multiple live webinars and in-person programs each year in addition to offering over 30 hours of on-demand CE via our online CE portal. Members save up to 150% on registration fees!

Snow School is a family-focused event held at Kalahari Resort in the Poconos each January. Registrants have the chance to earn a days-worth of continuing education credit before they meet their family in the indoor waterpark, spa, or on-site restaurants.

Spring CE is held either virtually or onsite in Central New Jersey. The great education and exhibit hall typically draw a crowd of over 100 ODs.

Summer CE takes place at The Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake, NJ. This early July CE opportunity is limited to 100 ODs and features our Diamond-level partners, only. Attendees enjoy a view of the beach from the Breaker’s wrap around front porch during breaks and lunch.

Therapy by the Sea is the NJSOP’s largest annual event held in Atlantic City, NJ in the fall. Therapy by the Sea (TBTS) offers three days of continuing education, a large exhibit hall, and a variety of social events for colleagues and friends to reconnect. Past TBTS conferences have offered hands-on workshops for both optometric physicians and paraoptometrics, making this event a big draw for both local ODs and colleagues from around the country.

Managed Care Seminar rounds out the year in December and focuses on practice management. This event is also home to the NJSOP’s annual General Membership Meeting.

Upcoming CE Events

July 2022

July 13, 2022

Summer CE

The Breakers on the Ocean - Spring Lake, NJ

Coursework  |  Speakers  |  Venue  |  Exhibitors


Join your optometric colleagues for CE by the sea shore! This single day event offers the following courses:

→ Covid-19 and the Eye
Joy Harewood, OD - 1 hr NJSBO TPA Credit/COPE # 74079-SD
This course will discuss COVID-19 and its effect on optometric practice, as well as the ocular manifestations of the disease. It will outline research into the effect of home-based lockdowns on ocular health.

→ Updates in the Treatment & Management of Diabetic Retinopathy -- What Every Optometrist Should Know
Joy Harewood, OD - 1 hr. NJSBO TPA Credit/COPE # PENDING
This course will provide up-to-date information on diabetic retinopathy (DR). Emphasis will be on the ODs role in Diabetes by incorporating the latest in diagnostic modalities and therapeutic advances for vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy VTDR, proliferative DR and diabetic macular edema DME.

→ Amblyopia Evidence-Based Management for the Primary Care OD
Marilyn Vricella, OD - 1 hr NJSBO Regular Credit/COPE # PENDING
This lecture reviews the evidence and discusses recent theories on amblyopia and the various treatment options available. Treatment options in children, the studies in clinical trials that support these treatment options, and how they can be implemented in patient care will be discussed. Each treatment option indications, advantages, and potential complications will be reviewed. Future therapeutic modalities that are on the horizon will also be discussed.

→ Potpourri of Infant & Preschool Ocular Presentations
Marilyn Vricella, OD - 2 hrs. NJSBO TPA Credit/COPE # PENDING
This course will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of the most common infant and preschool ocular conditions we face in primary care optometry.

→ Contemporary Keratoconus
Steven Sorkin, OD - 2 hrs NJSBO TPA Credit/COPE # 77314-TD
This course provides a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options, and advancements in keratoconus.

Meet the Summer CE Speakers

Joy Harewood, OD is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She has extensive experience in hospital-based eye care and for six years was the first full time optometrist performing inpatient consults at Northwell Health’s Staten Island University Hospital campus. She was named the inaugural Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at SUNY College of Optometry in 2020, along with being appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor.

Steven Sorkin, OD  earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY Optometry. He lectures extensively throughout the country and internationally on contact lenses, dry eyes, ocular allergies, ocular therapeutics, and corneal disease. He has a special interest in difficult to fit contact lens patients, such as those with keratoconus and post surgical cases and manages many patients with complex anterior segment conditions.

Marilyn Vricella, OD is a graduate of SUNY College of Optometry where she is currently an associate clinical professor in the Pediatrics and Infant Vision Department of the University Eye Center and the Pediatric Residency Director. Dr. Vricella has lectured both nationally and internationally and has numerous professional publications. She has been in private practice for over ten years and was recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Eye Doctors 2021.

About the venue: The Breakers on the Ocean

Spring Lake, NJ's only ocean front hotel is the spot for Summer CE! Enjoy a view of the ocean from the wrap-around porch during breaks and lunch or make a night of it by booking a room.

The Breakers offers a spacious rooms for CE, lunch, and an exhibit hall featuring the NJSOP's Diamond Level partners.

The Breakers on The Ocean
1507 Ocean Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Directions | Reservations number: 732-449-7700

Thank you to the following exhibitors for their support of Summer CE: