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How does the CRO COPE CE Education Site Work?

The CRO Continuing Education Site is affiliated with the open access, peer-reviewed publication Clinical & Refractive Optometry Journal (CRO).  

From this site you can directly link to the Clinical & Refractive Optometry Journal two ways. You can click the "Current Issue" button on the home page to view the entire journal. Each of the index cards for any course on this website links to the course content on the CRO journal.

You can browse through the online CE course catalog to see all the available courses or search by COPE Category, author, course title or keywords. You can also sort by credit hours and course price to find the courses you wish to complete.   

After reading the journal articles, simply take the online post-course test (and meet the passing grade required) to generate your COPE CE certificate.  

There is no cost to register to this site. A basic subscription to CRO Online is complimentary. Once subscribed, you will receive email notification with each new tranche of COPE approved CE courses with each CRO issue.

Click the SUBSCRIBE button to sign up for a complimentary subscription. You will not be asked to enter credit card information until you enroll in a specific course, purchase pre-paid course credits or a course package, or sign up to a premium annual subscription.   

To complete a test on the CRO CE site you need to provide basic information about yourself, so that we can instantly grade the test and create an appropriate CE certificate. After successfully completing a test, you can immediately download your COPE certificate.

Course Pricing 
You may purchase courses singly, as a pre-purchased package of credit hours, or as a Premium Annual Subscriber. 

Single 1-hour CE Credit course pricing starts at $23.00 per course. Savings are available with the purchase of a Premium Annual Subscription, course packages and/or pre-paid course packages. 

Annual Subscription
An annual subscription to CRO is your best value! Immediately upon subscribing you will have access to all active courses in the CRO online catalog for a period of one year at no additional cost

Course Packages
CRO Online also offers attractive price packages for multiple courses. Check out the "Course Package" section for currently available packages. Packages offer considerable savings compared to the single-course price. Once purchased, you have 365 days to take courses purchased as packages. Please note that the courses within the package may expire before the end of the 365 day validity period.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the courses are taken before the course expiry date. Course substitutes are not permitted within a course package. 

Pre-paid Packages
After registration, you will have access to pre-paid course packages. You may purchase course credit packages in amounts of 5 or 10 course hours.  Course packages can be purchased at any time and used anytime within one year of purchase. Pre-paid package pricing is subject to change without notice.

Please note that pre-paid credit hours can be applied to single courses and/or course packages. They are always applied in "credit hours", not the $ value amount. The payment process is simple! After registration, choose your course, pay online (@PayPal), take the test and earn your COPE CE credit.  Package prices are visible after you create your account.

Interested in submitting a manuscript?
Clinical & Refractive Optometry, as an open access, peer reviewed journal has a 30-year history of providing top quality clinical and scientific articles of practical value to optometry.

There is no cost to publish articles. All articles are subject to editorial review process. Authors are required to be in compliance with COPE author guidelines, including financial disclosures. For a copy of author guidelines and information on publishing in CRO Online, please contact us for details.   

Click Here to Submit Your Manuscript by email.

About US
Clinical & Refractive Optometry has a 30-year history of providing comprehensive and practical clinical and scientific articles in an open access, peer-reviewed clinical journal format. Each issue contains COPE accredited articles that can be conveniently incorporated into your professional education plan. 

Clinical & Refractive Optometry and CRO OnLine CE website are owned by VuePoint IDS Inc. VuePoint IDS is a privately-owned media and marketing services company focused on serving the information needs of the eyewear and eye care industry’s professional service providers including optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists and affiliated personnel.

VuePoint publishes print and digital titles for eye care professionals under the media brands Optik, Eye Care Business Canada and Clinical & Refractive Optometry. 

In addition to digital and print publications, VuePoint offers services to eye care professionals, including accredited continuing education program development and delivery to opticians through and to optometrists via CRO Online. VuePoint also offers talent acquisition optimization services under its brand. 

VuePoint IDS also offers marketing and business development services to industry stakeholders, including targeted and customized communications, and marketing research services. For More information:

Publisher:  David Pietrobon
Phone:  (226) 780 6871 x 5111

VuePoint IDS Inc. Has offices in the Toronto and Montreal, Canada.

Last updated: July, 2022