Download an application to become a NYSSO-approved Continuing Education Provider.

NYSSO is always looking for experienced, engaging educators to keep our continuing education programs fresh and interesting. If you would like us to consider you for one of our educational programs, here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Theoretical optics
  • Ophthalmic optics
  • Contact lens optics
  • Ocular physiology or anomalies
  • Ocular pharmacology
  • Fitting, adjusting, and dispensing ophthalmic and contact lenses
  • Verification and interpretation of prescriptions
  • Infection control
  • Legal and regulatory issues related to ophthalmic dispensing
  • Patient counseling
  • Other optics which contribute to the professional practice of ophthalmic dispensing
  • Matters of health care, law and ethics which contribute to the health and welfare of the public. 


NYSSO only approves continuing education courses that provide education and training specific to the profession of ophthalmic dispensing, including business management courses. Course material should be generic in nature and not intended to be a promotional opportunity for a specific product and/or service. Specific products and/or services may be mentioned if comparable products and/or services from at least two other manufactures are reviewed.

NYSSO also provides training on specific products and services through our Industry Partner and Business 2.0 memberships. These courses are for information only and do not count for continuing education credit. For more information on these, see our Industry Partner and Business 2.0 memberships.