Welcome, Alumni!

Due to the City of Berkeley safety guidelines, the 71st Berkeley Optometry Meeting in October was held in an online format. We intend to pilot a hybrid CE program in the near future; please stay tuned for future hybrid offerings as the situation evolves.

Doctors were invited to the following CE program. See the full lecture descriptions on the Sheldon M. Golden Conference webpage.

In Memoriam

Dr. David Golden

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science mourns the passing of Dr. David Golden, a leader of our profession and a cherished member of the extended Berkeley community. He regularly attended the Sheldon M. Golden Conference, named in honor of his father, and he will be missed in 2021 and beyond.

Reunion CE (Virtual)

Saturday, October 16, 2021
9:00 – 11:55 AM
Virtual via Zoom Webinar

Reunion CE (Virtual)

Sunday, October 17, 2021
9:00 – 11:55 AM
Virtual via Zoom Webinar


Registration for this program is now closed. Stay tuned for details about the 2022 program.

Your Support

Alumni discounts for Reunion are made possible through donations to the Berkeley Optometry Annual Fund. Become a sponsor or contribute to your class gift today by contacting Samantha Zepeda.

Samantha Zepeda
Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Thank You!

To the alumni & friends who joined us for our Virtual Reunions & CE Celebrations, we thank you for participating and hope that you found our October offerings engaging, educating, and exciting! We look forward to welcoming you back next year, whether in-person or online, for another Berkeley Optometry Reunion experience.

The 2020 Virtual Reunion & CE Celebration was made possible by our sponsors: Luxottica Eyecare, Allergan, Zeiss, Compulink, Haag-Streit, and Paragon Vision Science, as well as individual donations to the Berkeley Optometry Annual Fund. [margin space="50"]

Join Us!

The 2020 Reunion CE and Celebration are going virtual for the safety and convenience of all our doctors. All ODs are invited to participate in the live virtual CE held in the month of October. Berkeley OD alumni are eligible for special discounted pricing as an alumni benefit. Special invitations and social gatherings are extended to alumni celebrating milestone reunions this year — 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960.

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Registration now open!

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Alumni Reunion Package for Berkeley Optometry Alumni, Faculty, Residents
Full Month of CE - 13 Total CE Hours: $160
Offer ends September 30th

Young Alumni Reunion Package for classes 2010-2020
Full Month of CE - 13 Total CE Hours: $145
Offer ends September 30th

A la carte sessions available for all
$30 for 1 CE hour session, $70 for 3 CE hour session

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Refund Procedures

All cancellations must be made in writing by email to optoce@berkeley.edu. We do not accept phone cancellations. Cancellation requests made through Friday, September 18th will receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Any cancellations received after September 18th will not receive a refund.

Program Changes

If you make any changes in the dates of your attendance, you will be charged the fees that are in effect on the date you make the changes. Changes in your registration must be made by email to optoce@berkeley.edu and are contingent on availability. All program changes must be made by Monday, September 28th."] [margin space="50"]

Featured Speaker: Michael G. Harris, OD, JD, MS

The Sheldon M. Golden Conference on AMD (October 24-25) will feature Dr. Michael G. Harris, Clinical Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the School of Optometry, where he has served as a faculty member for some 50 years. A noted lecturer and researcher in cornea physiology and contact lenses, Dr. Harris is the co-discoverer of the osmotic theory for contact lens adaptation (1968–69) and co-author of the first scientific paper that proved gas-permeable contact lenses produced less corneal edema than hard (PMMA) contact lenses (1977). He has lectured worldwide and has authored or coauthored over 200 scientific papers and articles on contact lenses, corneal physiology, optometric jurisprudence, and other topics. Dr. Harris has also published four texts on contact lenses and contributed chapters on contact lenses and vision care law in numerous books. Read about the early stages of his journey as an AMD patient here.

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This month’s CE Conferences includes 13 hours of Online CE and will be COPE approved. These high-quality interactive lectures meet the live-in person CE requirements of the California State Board of Optometry. Please note: partial attendance of a COPE course does not count towards COPE CE. All attendees that do not require COPE accreditation should verify with their state board if these webinars will count towards live CE credit. Schedule subject to change.

[panel]Sunday, October 4, 1-3:50PM PDT
Keynote and Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds – Chris Wilmer, OD; Harry Green, OD, PhD; Jeremy Shumaker, OD; Joan Castaneda, OD, Berkeley Optometry
COPE No. 69476-GO
2 TPA CE Hours

Assessing Retinal Structure and Function at the Cellular Scale with Adaptive Optics Ophthalmoscopy – William Tuten, OD, PhD, Thomas M. Peters Memorial Keynote Lecturer
COPE No. 69264-PD
1 Misc CE Hour
[/panel] [panel]Wednesday, October 7, 6-7PM PDT
Tips and Tricks for Little Tricksters
Anne Tasaki, OD, Berkeley Optometry
1 Misc CE Hour
COPE No. 66013-FV
This course will cover non-organic visual field loss in the pediatric population, as well as some tips for pediatric eye examinations.
[/panel] [panel]Monday, October 12, 6-7PM PDT
Beyond the Pale: Bravely Taking on Optic Nerve Pallor
Angela Shahbazian, OD, Berkeley Optometry
1 TPA-GL CE Hour
COPE No. 67009-NO
This lecture will review the anatomy of the optic nerve, diseases associated with, and diagnostic tools to analyze and assess patients with optic nerve pallor.[/panel] [panel]Wednesday, October 14, 6-7PM PDT
2020 Updates on Glaucoma Management
Joey Hsia, MD, UCSF
1 TPA-GL CE Hour
COPE No. 69254-GL
A comprehensive overview of recent updates in surgical and medical management of glaucoma.[/panel] [panel]Monday, October 19, 6-7PM PDT
Retina Grand Rounds
Jay Haynie, OD, Sound Retina, Tacoma, WA
1 Misc. CE Hour
COPE No. 69240-PS
This course includes clinical cases featuring a variety of retinal pathology.[/panel] [panel]Saturday, October 24, 3-6PM PDT
AMD: A Personal Journey (Day 1)
This is the first half of the Sheldon M. Golden Conference.
Fireside Chat – Michael G. Harris, OD, JD, MS, Berkeley Optometry Emeritus
Low Vision Care – Marlena Chu, OD, Berkeley Optometry
Optometric Management – Carl Jacobsen, OD, Berkeley Optometry
3 Total CE Hours (2 TPA, 1 Misc CE Hour)
COPE No. 69539-PS[/panel] [panel]Sunday, October 25, 1-4:05PM PDT
AMD: A Personal Journey (Day 2)
This is the second half of the Sheldon M. Golden Conference.
Ophthalmologic Management – Shirin Barez, MD, Berkeley Optometry
New Treatment Modalities and Those in the Pipeline – Melissa Neuwelt, MD, UCSF
AMD: The Future – Jay Haynie, OD, Sound Retina, Tacoma, WA
3 TPA CE Hours
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Technology Requirements

Participants will need to download the free Zoom application in order to view our Online CE. Please note that you do not need a Zoom account, but you do have to download the Zoom app to join as a participant. Download the Zoom application by clicking below:

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Thank you to Paragon Vision Sciences for their generous support of Sunday’s Sheldon M. Golden Conference on Myopia Control.

See More Pics!

Visit our Flickr album for more pics from the 2019 celebration!

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Travel & Lodging

For your convenience, some of the following local hotels offer preferred pricing for UC Berkeley affiliates, including alumni and CE attendees. Book directly per the included instructions. Campus travel information also available here.

The Faculty Club
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles
On-campus lodging option
Reservations: 510-540-5678

Women’s Faculty Club
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles
On-campus lodging option
Reservations: 510-642-4175

Bancroft Hotel
Distance to stadium: 0.2 miles

Berkeley City Club Hotel
Distance to stadium: 0.7 miles
Reservations: 510-848-7800

Claremont Hotel, a Fairmont property
Distance to stadium: 1.3 miles
15% discount for UC Berkeley alumni
Book online here using promo code: NUCY

DoubleTree Berkeley Marina
Distance to stadium: 3.9 miles

Graduate Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 0.3 miles
Call to reserve and request UC Berkeley Alumni rate at time of booking
Reservations: 510-845-8981

Holiday Inn Express Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 2.2 miles

Hotel Shattuck Plaza
Distance to stadium: 1.0 miles
Call to reserve and request UC Berkeley corporate rate at time of booking
Reservations: 510-225-6017

La Quinta Inn Berkeley
Distance to stadium: 2.5 miles

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