Breakfast & Learn

The Breakfast & Learn series offers an assortment of CE topics including "Basic Science for the Clinician", which is a program offered twice per year. The goal of "Basic Science for the Clinician" is to improve the practicing optometrist’s understanding of the basic science principles underlying ocular conditions in an effort to prepare for the use of novel and emerging treatment modalities.

Each program is held at the College on a Sunday or Saturday morning and offers four hours of COPE approved & CE Broker approved continuing education credits. These programs have been developed based upon your suggestions.


Upcoming programs

Sunday, August 10, 2014

"Approaches to Pediatric Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders"

Presented by: Patricia Modica, OD & Cristina Llerena, OD

Course Description: This course utilizes a grand rounds approach to address neuro-ophthalmic conditions important to the pediatric population.  Clinical presentation, evaluation, work-up and patient management issues are compared and contrasted with that of the adult population.  Optic nerve diseases and anomalies, visual pathway, pupillary, motility disorders and amblyopia are all highlighted in this case-based presentation.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Basic Science for the Clinician – Glaucoma"

Presented by: Richard Madonna, MA, OD & Speaker TBD 

Course Description: The first half of the course updates the attendee on the basic science of aqueous production and outflow as well as the structural and functional anatomy of the retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve.  This provides the background information necessary to better understand new therapies and technologies that are being utilized now or will be used in the very near future for the management of the disease that will be discussed in the second half of the course.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Primary Eye Care in Today's Healthcare Environment"

Presented by: Julia Appel, OD & Susan Schuettenberg, OD

Course Description: Practicing full scope eye care requires a commitment to caring for the whole patient.  Quality assessment, with emphasis on best patient care outcomes, is driving changes in all healthcare professions to work together as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Are you ready to be part of the team?  Here's what you need to know to ensure you will be providing your patients the best care in today's healthcare environment.

Admission Details

  • Pre-Registration Fee $100.00.  On-site registration fee $125.
  • Breakfast & Registration will open at 7:30 AM.
  • Lecture 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 4 Hours of COPE & CE Broker Approved CE credit.
  • Access to the lecture recording links.

Registration Details

To register online for one or more of the Breakfast & Learn Program click here Online Registration

For a tradiotnal  paper registration click on the name of the program below:

For further information contact:

Office of Continuing Professional Education
Phone: (212) 938-5830
Email: ce@sunyopt.edu