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How the CRO COPE CE Education Site Works?

The CRO Continuing Education Site is affiliated with the open access, peer-reviewed publication Clinical & Refractive Optometry Journal (CRO).  From this site, you can visit and view the online journal.

From this site you can directly link to Clinical & Refractive Optometry two ways. You can click the "Current Issue" botton on the home page to view the entire journal. You may also view the index card for any course and link to the course content on the journal.

You can browse through the online CE course catalog to see all the available courses or search by COPE Category, author, title or keywords, and sort by credit hours and course price to find the courses that 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 on this site.  

There is no cost to register to this site and a basic subscription to CRO is complimentary. Once subscribed, you will receive an email notification of 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 purchase a course package, or sign up to a premium annual subscription.   

To take 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, which you can immediately download. 

Course Pricing 
You may purchase courses singly, as a Learning Package and/or as a Pre-purchased package or as an Premium Annual Subscriber. 

Single 1-hour CE Credit course pricing starts at $19.00 per course. Savings are available with the purchase of a PREMIUM ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION, course packages and/or pre-paid course packages. 

An premium Annual Subscription to CRO is your best value! Immediately upon subscribing you will have free access to six issues (i.e. One-Year) - the current issue and 5 remaing issues in the 12 month period. All CRO courses published in that time frame - a minimum of 24 courses - will be available to you at no additional cost during the subscription period. Price for an annual subscription is $289.

In addition, as a Premium Subscription member, you will recieve a standing 35% discount on all other courses in the course catalog/archives during your subscription period.   

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 the courses. Please note that the courses within the package may expire before the end of the 365 day validity date.  It is your responsibilty 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, 10 or 20 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. Pre-paid packages are as follows: 

5  Credit Hours: 
10 Credit Hours:  
20 Credit Hours: 

Please note that pre-pay credit hours can be applied to single coures 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.

Are you an Author?
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 and authors will be required to be in compliance with COPE author guidelines, including financial disclosures where appropriate.  For a copy of author guidelines and information on publishing in CRO Online, please contact us for details.   

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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:

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

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

Last updated: May 22, 2020