Clinical Curriculum

OEPF now offers its educational clinical curriculum courses online or when there is enough demand in person.  We want to give participants the possibility to engage in an interactive course from the comfort of their own space or in a small group in person. OEPF hereby extends its thanks to its incredible faculty.

All 4 Clinical Curriculum (A&S, VT1-VT2-VT3) courses will be offered live over the internet and will be spread out over two weekends starting December 2022 and throughout 2023. 

If you are interested in taking a CC course in person please contact Sherice Gainey at to be added to a waitlist and indicate your preference.  Once the list reaches 10 people an in person course will be scheduled and we will contact you with details. In person courses will be offered in one session of 5 or 4 continous days.

Please note that OEPF given the current external uncertainty reserves the right to make changes to scheduled courses. We advice you when traveling to an in-person event to please make reservations that are flexible and reimbursable. We are always available to assist you with last minute details. 

The international mission of OEPF in teaching the Clinical Curriculum is to provide post graduate education and improve access to the highest quality vision care for the general public by providing quality, comprehensive, understandable behavioral optometric vision care education.

All OEPF CE courses are automatically approved in the following States in USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

OEPF as a service will send in OE tracker numbers to ARBO for registration and will work with you and ARBO in obtaining CE credits for all our courses and webinars.

The OEPF Clinical Curriculum is comprised of 4 core courses which run throughout the year and around the world:

    • The Art & Science of Optometric Care– A Behavioral Perspective, a COPE accredited CE Course
    • VT1/ Visual Dysfunctions
    • VT2/ Learning Related Visual Problems
    • VT3/ Strabismus & Amblyopia

You can sign up and read about each of these courses on our Course Descriptions Page.


These “core” courses are then supplemented by additional course offerings in special topic areas and courses on Sports Vision, Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, etc. It is preferable before signing up for these additional courses that candidates have followed some of our core courses first. The core courses serve as pre-requisites for the additional special topics courses.

We coordinate with individual practices and other organizations in the U.S.A, not only to bring these courses to our National Education Center, but also to organize them all over the U.S.A. and worldwide. Recently, additional courses are scheduled in Australia, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin-America.

All courses are taught by the international faculty of OEPF Instructors, all experts in their field. Find out more about our instructors for the Clinical Curriculum on our Faculty page.

To learn more about the OEPF Clinical Curriculum Courses and locations, consult the OEPF Calendar on this website. These listings include a course-specific registration form as well as detailed information for that course such as lodging information, special lodging rate codes, course address, etc. These courses fill well in advance and are space-limited so as to optimize the experience and learning of those attending. 

Please read the qualifications required for each course, in general all courses are open to licensed optometrists. Note: there are special requirements for therapists and occupational therapists. In order for a therapist to attend a clinical curriculum course, the therapist must be working under the direct supervision of an OD, and, the OD must have taken a clinical curriculum course, or attend the course with the therapist. An OT who requests to attend a course, must be working under the direct supervision of an OEPF OD, who has, or is going to take the course with the OT.  The exception to this rule: If the OT is employed through the VA at a VA facility, the OT will be able to attend w/o his/her OD that they are working under supervision with.

OEPF Clinical Associates, as part of their OEPF enrollment benefits, receive discounted registration rates on all OEPF Clinical Curriculum Courses. OEPF also offer special rates for Veterans and their families, as well as students, residents and post graduates. 

If you are wondering if these courses are “right for you”, we invite you to read our Reasons to Consider Taking a Clinical Curriculum Course page. If you’d like, we can also get you in touch with fellow colleagues, who have taken the courses so they can share their experiences and thoughts with you. 

For more information about our courses, we invite you to browse the information pages here on the website or to contact our education office and staff directly:


Call 1-410-561-3791 for more information or Contact OEPF.

All of the materials (including books, pamphlets, diagrams, photographs,
slides, printed documents, computer disks and all information or data
contained therein) and contents provided in all clinical curriculum courses are copyrighted
and owned by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, Inc.

Recommended Pre Course Materials

The Art & Science of Optometric Care – A Behavioral Perspective
Course Readings – VT1/Visual Dysfunctions
VT/Learning Related Visual Problems – (VT-2)
VT3/Strabismus and Amblyopia


Recommended Podcast

Behavioral Optometry Podcast