Academy Online Offers Mobile CE Courses

Need to earn some CE credit, but can’t get out to a conference or annual Academy meeting? Your life just got a lot easier, as the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) is now bringing CE and other information directly to ECPs’ laptops.


The AAO announces the launch of a brand new online CE and resource platform, Academy Online. Users can find a collection of session recordings from past annual meetings as well as distance learning credits.


This initiative is designed to assist optometrists and vision scientists in obtaining new knowledge and staying on top of current trends while earning CE hours outside of the annual meeting. Content can be viewed at any time using any device that connects to the Internet.


Currently uploaded content includes video footage of the 2016 Plenary Session, “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice: Current State of Health Care and Research,” featuring world-renowned author and speaker Malcolm Gladwell, and several sessions from Academy 2017 Chicago. Users can also browse posters from the 2016 Scientific Program and interact with the presenters via discussion threads.


Academy members have complimentary access to Academy Online and non-members can access the content for a fee. Tests are also available for purchase online for $25 for select courses, allowing individuals to claim COPE-approved distance learning credits. 

To access Academy Online visit For help with technical issues or log-in access, email