2022 Continuing Education Courses

This continuing education program has been created and designed to provide ophthalmic professionals and opticianry supervisors’ important information regarding professional topics pertaining to a broad range of subject matter.  At this time no announcement has been made by the Department of Health concerning in-person continuing education sessions.  Once that information is released, we will notify you whether or not the classes will be presented in Zoom format.  Please remain flexible.

2022 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.