The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation's educational efforts have focused on professional education. The Foundation holds programs for optometrists which include the latest information in eye disease. All seminars are cost free to the doctors and provide continuing education credits for them to further their professional knowledge and enhance patient care.
Continuing Education of ophthalmic and optometric technicians is another area The Foundation sponsors programs. The symposiums are submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of continuing education credit for technicians and are provided free of charge. The Foundation also offers a scholarship to non-certified ophthalmic technicians applying for national certification.
CEIF supports the education of eye care professionals at the University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology medical residents program.
Education of healthcare professionals is a core element of The Foundation, and is essential to quality eye care in our community. The CEI Foundation supports professional education in three ways:
- Funding ophthalmology residents at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
- Providing accredited continuing education courses on new technologies, advances in surgical techniques, and clinical and research studies for optometrists in the region.
- Providing accredited continuing education programs for ophthalmic technicians and scholarships to technicians seeking national certification
Communities across the country face a critical doctor shortage in the specialty of ophthalmology. To help attract needed ophthalmologists to our community, The Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation funds additional resident positions in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. During their tenure, these residents work closely with the doctors of Cincinnati Eye Institute who teach and mentor these students. As a result, many residents have chosen to stay and practice ophthalmology in our community.