Ophthalmic Lasers in Optometric Clinical Practice

Activity description

This on-demand webcast is designed as a comprehensive course for optometrists aimed at demystifying the use of laser technology in eye care; it will cover key laser types, their clinical roles, procedural insights and management of associated complications. The content is geared towards empowering optometrists with the knowledge to confidently apply laser treatments and collaborate effectively in patient care for enhanced outcomes.

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This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Vision.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of optometrists who have an interest in ophthalmic lasers.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the different types of ophthalmic lasers and their specific applications in eye care. 
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of various laser treatments and how they contribute to therapeutic outcomes.
  • Identify the indications for common laser procedures such as peripheral iridotomy, YAG capsulotomy and selective laser trabeculoplasty. 
  • Discuss how potential complications associated with ophthalmic lasers are managed to ensure patient safety and optimal results. 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 COPE - Optometrists
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Andre Stanberry, OD, Dipl. ABO
Diplomat, American Board of Optometry
Associate Clinical Professor and Clinic Director
Optometry and Vision Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada

About the presenter
Dr. Andre Stanberry completed his optometry degree at the State University of New York College of Optometry, followed by a residency in Ocular Disease and Family Practice. With a strong commitment to managing chronic eye conditions, he joined the faculty at the University of Waterloo in 2016. As an Associate Clinical Professor and Clinic Director, he has integrated his interests in public health and clinical administration to enhance eye care services.

Dr. Stanberry's research, focusing on eye diseases and public health, has been featured in several peer-reviewed journals, and he is an active presenter at international conferences, advocating for better access to eye care. His professional contributions underscore a dedication to advancing eye health and patient care through education and research.
Activity planner
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.


Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Vision. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements

Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 COPE credit hours. Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 91689-LP/128548

Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 1.00 COPE - Optometrists
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