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.
The CEI Foundation focuses on Outreach, Education, and Research. As part of the educational reach, the Foundation hosted its 3rd annual all-day continuing education event for ophthalmic (and optometric) technicians, nurses, and opticians on September 30, 2017. The event was open to all area professionals at no charge. This year, more than 80 attendees from across the tri-state area attended this educational program. The speakers were entertaining, engaging, and informative and the topics were top-notch, high-tech, and interesting. Thank you to The CEI Foundation for sponsoring this fantastic CE Event!
Special thanks to Amy Jones, Patrick Ward- CEI Foundation
Amy Jost, COMT- Program Director, JCAHPO CEs
Chris Roberson, RN for applying for Nursing CEUs
Our wonderful speakers: Michael Nordlund, MD, PhD, Hisham Arar, MD, Jeffrey Nerad, MD, Christopher Riemann, MD, Daniele Salterelli, OD, and Karl Golnik, MD, Med
Linda Harris- AV/Recorded the Program
Ron Sprinkle- IT assistance on-site all day
Nancy Gangross, COMT for assisting with registration
Marco for sponsoring a delicious lunch.