Clinical Education Resources

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many optometric academic institutions are challenged to use novel approaches in order to provide clinical educational experience to students. ASCO has compiled the list (see below) of online resources that we hope our institutions will find helpful during these challenging times.

This list will be updated when appropriate and we encourage our institutions, committees, special interest groups and other optometric groups to reach out to ASCO’s Director of Communications, Kim O’Sullivan at if you would like your online resource to be included.

Note: Some resources may be unavailable without login credentials

Student Online Clinical Case Education Program (SOCCEP)
Most current videos listed first

Monday, March 30, 2020 videos for download

Individual Videos:

Marisa Ciamacca, OD, MS, FAAO
When and How to Perform Corneal Culturing

Sarah Maclver, OD, FAAO
Systemic Considerations in Normal Tension Glaucoma

Andrew Mick, OD, FAAO
Bilateral Sequential Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Jennifer Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
Well that’s not supposed to be there…Capsular Block Syndrome

Alice Grasso McCaslin, OD, MS, FAAO
Bilateral Optic Nerve Damage Mimicking Glaucoma

Sowmya Srinvas, OD, MS, FAAO
Choroidal Melanoma

Denise A. Valenti, OD, FAAO
Cannabinoids: Retina Model of Cholinergic Function

Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Dark Without Pressure

Jack Phu, OD, PhD, FAAO
Glaucoma or Not Glaucoma: A Rapid Fire Review

Friday, March 27, 2020 videos for download

Individual Videos:

Kelsey Moody Mileski, OD, FAAO
Optic Neuritis: Typical or Atypical?

Jennifer Qayum, OD, FAAO
Amblyopia in the Presence of Congenital Macular Scar

Tiffany H. Phan, OD, FAAO
A Case of Papilledema Secondary to Presumed Pseudotumor Cerebri

Kelsey Jordan, OD, MS, FAAO
Long term management: a case of persistent neurotrophic keratitis

Barbara Mihalik, OD, FAAO
Something a Little More Than Just Cataracts

Sowmya Srinivas, OD, MS, FAAO
Red Eye

Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO
A Nutritional Approach to Treating Dry Eyes

Sarah Kochik, OD, PhD, FAAO
Lily and the Big Blur: Selecting the Best Myopia Control Therapy

Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD, FAAO
Hush little baby don’t you cry!

Thursday, March 26, 2020 videos for download

Individual Videos:

Sondra Black, OD, FAAO
Role of the OD in the Era of Refractive Cataract Surgery

Caroline Blackie, OD, PhD, FAAO
MGD and Dry Eye

Caroline Blackie, OD, PhD, FAAO
Identify MGD and Treat It

Derek Nankivil, BSAE, MSBME, PhD
Introduction to Optics and Contact Lens Optical Design

John Buch, OD, MS, FAAO
Why 20/20 Isn’t Visual Comfort

Tawnya Pastuck, OD, FAAO
Health Economics and Market Access: Evidence-based Value for Cataract Treatment

David Lampariello, OD, FAAO
Clinical Pearls for Co-managing Preoperative Refractive Surgery Patients

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 videos for download

Individual Videos:

Sowmya Srinivas, OD, MS, FAAO
Interpreting OCT Retina

Pierce Kenworthy, OD, FAAO
NAION with Hypertension as a Major Risk Factor

Denise A. Valenti, OD, FAAO
Cannabinoids: Dopamine Retinal

Barbara Caffery OD, PhD, FAAO
Is That All It Is?

Megan Funkhouser, OD
A Novel Approach to Visual Field Loss with End Stage Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

Nicole Maierhoffer, OD, FAAO
Genetic Clues in the Diagnosis of Aniridia

Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO
High Myopia and AMD in an 80 year WF

Tamara Petrosyan, OD
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Andrew Meagher, OD, FAAO
Glaucoma Suspects: Weighing the Risk Factors


Additional Clinical Education Resources

1) Teaching Case Reports (compiled from ASCO’s Journal, Optometric Education)

2) ASCO Produced Online Clinical Education Forums (OCEF)

Entire 2019 OCEF Presentation (with audio)

OCEF 2019 Pediatrics VT Clinical Update
OCEF 2019 Dry Eye Clinical Update
OCEF 2019 Ocular Pharmacology Clinical Update
OCEF 2019 Electrophysiology Clinical Update

Entire 2018 OCEF presentation (with audio)

OCEF 2018 Myopia Clinical Update
OCEF 2018 Low Vision Technology Clinical Update
OCEF 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Update
OCEF 2018 OCT-A Imaging Clinical Update

Entire 2017 Online Clinical Educators Forum
Entire 2016 Online Clinical Educators Forum

3) Allergan Optometric Education Initiative

4) World Health Organization (WHO) Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

5) BHVI (Brien Holden Vision Institute) Education

6) Various online CE courses

Physicians Education Resource

Review of Optometry topic case reports

Medscape optometry resources

Optometry clinical cases compiled from New England of Optometry

American Academy of Ophthalmology education

Optocase optometry continuing education

7) Contact lens webinars and case reports

8) ASCO produced cultural competency case studies

9) Eschenbach free webinars

10) CovalentCareers Optometry COVID-19 Resource Center

11) Digital Journal of Ophthalmology

12) Resources from Southern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO)

13) American Academy of Optometry Resources


15) OGF

16)  cases to review with extensive photos; references to look at for each

17) Medscape Ophthalmology

18) Glaucoma Physician Journal

19) Resources from Zeiss

20) Resources from Helio

21) Modern Optometry

22) Valley Contacts

23) Corneal Topography & Specialty Contact Lenses – Randy Kojima

24) Practice Management – Mile Brujic

25) AccuLens  Case study

26) Alden

27) Contamac case studies;

28) Essilor Contacts webinars

29) Paragon

30) SynergEyes

31) Resources from Gas Permeable Lens Institute  –

32) Global Specialty Lens Symposium

33) Scleral Lens Education Society

34) CL Spectrum

35) Webinar-treating KC

36) X-Cel Contacts webinars

37) TruForm Optics  presbyopic fitting webinar

38) Metro Optics webinar

39) Bausch+Lomb

40) Resources from Johnson & Johnson

41) ODwire

42) Additional Resources from the New England College of Optometry

43) Published book — Clinical Cases in Eye Care. Email for more information.

44) Hoya online courses. Hosted on 20/20 magazine’s site.