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Online Continuing Education

NECO’s online CE portal offers on-demand access to COPE-certified programs delivered by nationally recognized subject matter experts through online case studies and online topics series. We invite alumni to earn one hour of continuing education credit with successful completion of the examination for each program. Participants are able to print certificates and are responsible for submitting copies for licensing requirements and maintaining copies for their professional records.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Distance learning/multimedia courses do not qualify as CEE Courses. Only live lectures qualify as CEE courses.

Case Studies

These online case studies are available on-demand at your convenience. They offer COPE-certified credit while presenting topics pertinent to today's practicing optometrist.  Current offerings:

Learn more about the case studies and register today.

Online Topics

The Online Topics program consists of a series of publications, where each series focuses on an important topic in the optometric field. Each issue will build from a basic level to instill understanding and confidence in clinicians. After reading an issue, candidates must complete the online post-course test to verify learning and qualify for 1 hour/unit of COPE-Accredited CE. Current offerings:

Key Issues in Glaucoma Management 

This series of six publications aims to support optometrists’ clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities and help them turn medical management of glaucoma into a vital segment of their practices.

Learn more about key issues in glaucoma management and access the online issues.


Key Issues in Ocular Surface Disease

This series of six publications aims to support optometrists’ clinical reasoning and decision making abilities through interactive learning modules designed to give clinicians a structured process for the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye and other co-morbid ocular surface disorders. 

Learn more about key issues in ocular surface disease and access the online issues.


New England College of Optometry is pleased to offer complimentary webinars through its virtual online continuing education program. These are provided live online and then archived for on-demand availability for 12 months following the live date. Current offerings include:

This webinar consists of three 60-minute sessions presented exclusively online at www.Clinical It includes all of the features of a live program including, panel discussions, case presentations, and interactive activities such as question and answer sessions. All three sessions qualify for 1 hour/unit of COPE-Accredited continuing education. 

Thursday, May 18  (Live Version Scheduled)
Session 1 - Geographic Atrophy: Causes and Consequences
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Session 2 - The Referral to the Ophthalmologist and Treatment Options for Patients with Geographic Atrophy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Wednesday, July 12  (Live Version Scheduled)
Session 3 - Focus on the Patient: Empowering Communication for Improved Outcomes
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Learn more about the continuing education webinars and register today.

New England College of Optometry is committed to providing lifelong education and professional development to optometrists. By enhancing your knowledge base with our on-demand online CE programs, you will improve your scope of practice, better serve your patients, and strengthen the profession.