2019 Continuing Education Courses (CECs)

The Learning Curve's Continuing Education Course Credits are approved by the ABO/NCLE, the Tennessee Board of Dispensing Opticians and Georgia Board of Dispensing Opticians.

Myopia is associated with reduced distance vision without optical correction and can be a limiting factor in occupational choices.  This session describes examination, treatment, and posterior segment changes in the myopic eye.  While hyperopia has been overshadowed by myopia in the public perception, vision research, and scientific literature, it is a greater risk factor than myopia for potential permanent vision loss.  The role of accommodation in both conditions will be presented.  To expand the subject, the relationship between decreasing amplitude of accommodation, hyperopia and presbyopia is examined. 

NOTE:  Due to increased participation, the Cleveland hours will be offered in March and September.

2019 Schedule

About The Instructor

Roy R. Ferguson, PhD Roy R. Ferguson, PhD was Program Director of the Roane State Community College Opticianry Program from 1989 until 1996 and is currently the only optician in Tennessee with a Ph.D. Professionally, Dr. Ferguson has served as a Commissioner on the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation, as President of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools and as a member of the Tennessee State Board of Dispensing Opticians. He is a Guild member of OAA and was the Guild Optician of the Year in 1995. Dr. Ferguson is well-known in the field of opticianry for his industry presentations, research, and professional publications. Dr. Ferguson developed college degrees for opticians nationwide and currently administers practical examinations for opticianry licensing boards in several states.