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Holiday Office Hours

Happy Holidays! ABO wishes all of our Diplomates and Candidates a warm and joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year! As a reminder, our office will be closed from December 22, 2017 through January 2, 2017. If you are having trouble meeting your Stage 1 MOC requirements by December 31, 2017, please contact us Read More …

New Webinar Series Announced

The American Board of Optometry is excited to announce a series of webinars for 2017.  For our first webinar, we teamed up with Dr. Richard Castillo, OD, DO on the topic of Office-based Surgical Procedures for the Optometric Physician. Over 250 Diplomates participated in the live webinar which can be viewed in its entirety here. Dr. Read More …

Holiday Office Hours

Happy Holidays! ABO wishes all of our Diplomates and Candidates a warm and joyous holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year! As a reminder, our office will be closed from December 23, 2016 through January 3, 2017. If you are having trouble meeting your Stage 1 MOC requirements by December 31, 2016, please contact us Read More …

ABO Announces New Exam Format

In the Fall of 2015, the American Board of Optometry conducted a job task analysis (also known as a practice analysis), which is the basis for the development of a content-valid certification examination. In accordance with best practices, the American Board of Optometry conducts a new JTA every 5 years to ensure that the content Read More …

American Board of Optometry Board Certification to be included on Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Friday, October 30th that American Board of Optometry (ABO) Board Certification will be added to the Physician Compare website on Medicare.gov The announcement came as part of a final rule issued by CMS updating payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for services furnished under Read More …

Diplomates in the news…

American Board of Optometry Diplomates in leadership positions at the Southern California College of Optometry welcome a new class of future ODs. Read all about it here.  

Residencies and clinical practice years count!

Thinking of taking the January 2016 American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam? You’ll be interested to know that the process is now more inclusive for interested ODs. Keep the following in mind… If you’ve completed an ACOE-approved residency in the past three years, you automatically earn all 150 exam qualification points needed to take Read More …

Working to serve you better

We are preparing to introduce our updated web portal on August 10, 2015.  The American Board of Optometry is excited to bring candidates and Diplomates a more efficient and user-friendly online experience. Stay tuned to your e-mail inbox and our home page for information on enhanced features and benefits as the date draws closer!

Congratulations, Dr. Heath!

American Board of Optometry Diplomate and board member David Heath OD has been named president of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), one of our founding partner organizations. Dr. Heath is president of the State University of New York College of Optometry.  He has served on the ASCO board since 2007, including Read More …

See why this health system requires Board Certification

Gundersen Health, a Wisconsin-based hospital and clinic system serving three states, requires American Board of Optometry Board Certification for its 20+ optometrists. Click here for a Q & A with the health system’s CEO and optometry directors… and find out why Board Certification is such an integral part of its culture.