Upcoming Classes

Schedule for all meetings!

  • 6:00 p.m. ­ Meeting sign-in and refreshments
  • 6:30 p.m. ­ Lecture begins

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are two CE credits.

You may also download and Print a “Schedule at a Glance” for a complete list of upcoming classes throughout the year.



July – September 2018

I-JCAHPO Continuing Education Program in Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ: July 27 – July 28th, 2018 @ Arizona Biltmore Hotel
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

IJCAHPO Continuing Education for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel in
Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ. : July 27th (4 “A” CE’s) 28th (7 “A” CE’s)

Early Registration open until July 13th…1 event, 2 locations! Deadline & Cancellation Deadline: July 18th, 2018.

**Please see the IJCAHPO website for registration if you did not get a flyer as a JCAHPO member yet*

Prices vary with events/ days you choose to go as well as when you register. Earlier is better!



Denver Area: 8-1-18 at UC Health Eye Ctr-Aurora, Co. “Evaluating the Red Eye” & “Dizzying World of Double Vision” @ UC Health Eye Center
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Check in: 6:00 p.m. for a light Dinner:  2 lectures–applied for 1 “A: CE each

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Evaluation of The Red Eye” by Dr. Frank Siringo, M.D.

At the end of the lecture the attendee will be able to:

Review basic eye anatomy as it pertains to red eye topic: normal eyes (anterior to posterior).

Understand the important medical history questions to ask the patient who presents with non-traumatic & traumatic red eye(s), post-surgical, post treatments from other providers (herpes related), have notes from referring providers available (O. D.’s sending for narrow angels or questionable vision changes).

Have a working knowledge of the various differential diagnoses when evaluating the red eye. Excessive red eye can have a secondary meaning.

Review technical slit lamp photos to quickly recognize symptoms. Also, a time where technicians can or should not use eye drops at the time of check-in. This can change symptoms (Phenonepherine drops can shrink blood vessels—possible episcleritis; dilating drops can shrink neovascular blood vessels—possible glaucoma; Alphagan can whiten eyes—many different diagnoses hidden.

We will review clinical presentations and common causes of this condition: allergies –seasonal, animals, products-drops, care products, pollution. Certain medications –antihistamines, nasal sprays, blood pressure meds, antidepressants, hormone replacement meds. Infections–in & around the eyes, sinus’. Abnormal growths /tumors –in & around the eyes injuries to the tissue or bones near the eyes. Inflamed or swelling from dryness, blepharitis, scleritis/epi-scleritis. Decreased vision or ill fitted glasses or contacts. Lifestyle changes (work & social, lack of sleep).

Know what testing is necessary to best evaluate the patient with red eye (Schrimers tear test, VA check, pupils, muscle movement, lids, color of eyes, specular-microscopy—endothelial cell count, topography, etc.).

Review medications (prescriptions, over-the counter) …different preservatives, combinations that can cause symptoms.

Discuss technician prep to assist physician & make red eye more comfortable: drops, staining tools (fluro-strips), eye wash if chemical (pH paper), foreign body removal kit, bandage CL’s, prescription pad, post red eye information for each diagnosis to give to patients.

Help decide if referral is necessary after testing, to what type of provider, and how urgently. Technicians should be prepared for post visit phone calls & timelines to help patients through healing or if chronic—how to decrease symptoms through their daily lives (work, social)—red eyes can be devastating—especially for those patients who are in front of customers all day.


7:30-8:30 p.m.  “The Dizzying World of Double Vision” by Dr. Melanie Akau, O.D.


1)      Detailed History: importance of obtaining a detailed history from patient or family

2)      Equipment: how to use specific equipment set- up (both pediatric & adult)

3)      Testing: know how to apply tests & record results

4)      Etiologies: understand elements that contribute to double vision (nerve, muscle, meds, social)

5)      Triage: able to take accurate information when triaging on the phone for E.R. v.s. routine apt.


SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018: Eye Center of Northern Colorado presents: 7th Annual Continuing Education Event @ The Lincoln Center
Sep 15 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm


SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018 (7:30 a.m. check-in time)

Classes from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Breakfest, Lunch & snacks provided)

Eye Center of Northern Colorado:

presents The 7th Annual Continuing Education Event

Courses Include:

Cataract Surgery Considerations and Innovations

Retina Anatomy, Basic Pathology, and Disease Treatment

The Art of Refraction

Evaluation of the Anophthalmic Socket

Clinical Efficiency and Quality Assurance in the Modern Day Practice

The Nuances of Nystagmus

Visual Fields




Participants must submit a completed registration form and payment by 9/1/2018. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) accepted through PayPal. Fee of $150.00 includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and this course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration 7 CE credits. This course is also open to noncertified personnel. This course is not sponsored by JCAHPO; only reviewed for compliance with JCAHPO standards and criteria and awarded continuing education credit accordingly; therefore, JCAHPO cannot predict the effectiveness of the program or assure its quality in substance and presentation.

Confirmation and Cancellations/Refunds:
Confirmation of registration will be sent via email. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by the Eye Center of Northern Colorado in writing NO LATER than 9/1/2018. No refunds will be granted after 9/1/2018. A processing fee of $70 will be deducted for any cancelled registration.


This is an independent event from RMOP…we do offer a partial reimbursement to our RMOP members when you register as we did with the OPS symposium.

Please contact Jude (secretary/treasurer) for details.