Pain Management in an Era of Opioid Abuse

This is a recording of a virtual course that was presented on January 26, 2021.
Course Description:  Ocular pain is an important reason why patients seek care, especially on an emergent basis. The following interactive presentation will use a case based approach to explore the most effective means to manage pain in optometric practice including the importance of understanding addiction and the current opioid abuse epidemic. Oral pain management will be discussed with particular emphasis on the appropriate steps in prescribing oral pain medications.

This two hour course meets the April 1, 2024 Indiana renewal requirement that all optometrists who hold or apply for a controlled substances registration after July 1, 2019 must have completed two hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.  All optometrists may take the course to meet the requirements for Legend Drug Certificate and license renewal. This course is eligible for 2 hours of IOB and Legend Drug Credit.

Course Instructor: Blair Lonsberry, OD

Course Fee
IOA Members:  $ 50.00
Non-Members:  $ 60.00

Course Instructions/Course Access/Test Access 
1.  Accessing Course:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COURSE.  You must pay the course fee (see the link below) and receive a score of at least seventy percent (70%) on a 20 question test to receive credit for taking this course. This on-line course is presented as a video.  The slide presentation is also available.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDES.

2.  Payment/Taking Test for Credit:  You must pay for the course in order to take the test.  No refunds will be made for online courses. Certificates of Completion for those who pass the examination will be available through this website.


3.  Retests:  You may retake the test if you failed to receive 70% on the test and wish to to be tested again.  There is no charge for retests.

If you have problems accessing the course, paying for the course, or accessing the test, please contact or 317-237-3560.