Skip To Content
Fight Against Antibiotics Resistance - Are We a Victim or Accomplice? is a Course

Fight Against Antibiotics Resistance - Are We a Victim or Accomplice?

1 credit

$30 Enroll

Full course description

Course Details

Optometrists frequently prescribe antibiotics to treat ocular infection and surface diseases. Optometrists empirically institute therapies in the absence of culture and sensitivity data. Meanwhile, resistance is well-recognized consequence of inappropriate and regular use of antibiotics.

This 1-hour, asynchronous CE course explores the mechanism of resistance and optimal prescribing habit for optometrists. Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive CE credit for this course. 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what prescribing habit directly contribute AB resistance,
  • Learn what industries contribute to antibiotics resistance and the trend in ophthalmic antibiotics resistance, and 
  • Explore healthy prescribing habit for ODs.


Continuing Education Details: 

California: This activity meets the "self-study" CE coursework requirements of the California State Board of Optometry. The California Board will accept a maximum of 20 hours of CE earned through the completion of acceptable documented and accredited self-study courses.

COPE: For the Council on Opometric Practitioner Education (COPE), this activity is considered as an "Asynchronous Distance" format and, depending on your state board requirements, this COPE credit type may or may not be accepted. Attendees should verify with their state board if this type of online, asychronous course will count towards CE credit in their state.

  • 1 CE Hour
  • COPE Course: 90000-PH
  • COPE Activity: 127917

Course Instructor

Kuniyoshi Kanai, OD, FAAO

Associate Clinical Professor

Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science