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Update on Continuous Assessment

ABO’s staff and Board of Directors have been working over the past few months to finalize details of the new continuous assessment program. Continuous assessment is a new measurement and learning tool that replaces the traditional 10-year recertification exam. Diplomates will no longer be required to pay a costly exam fee or travel to a Read More …

A Word from Our Chair

It is said that a mentor inspires every great achievement.  Many of us act as mentors to students, residents, or even young associates.  I hope that each of you will inspire your mentees to achieve higher standards, to set themselves apart, and to take the next step in their career by becoming Board Certified.  Here Read More …

News & Notes

Don’t Miss our Spring Webinar! If you miss the April 26th webinar on The Future of Cataract Surgery presented by Dr. Paul Ajamian, you can still watch the recorded version for 2 hours of CE credit through May 14th. Simply click here to register and access the recorded webinar. Our next webinar, The Diagnosis and Read More …

Diplomate Spotlight – Emilio Balius, OD

Emilio Balius, OD was among the first group of optometrists to take and pass the board certification exam in 2011. Now beginning his eighth year in the maintenance of certification (MOC) program, Dr. Balius is an ardent supporter of board certification and has found both personal and professional value in being a Diplomate. “I became Read More …

Marketing Materials Headed Your Way

Earning board certification is an achievement to be proud of. Not only does it demonstrate your commitment to providing the highest quality patient care, but it is also recognized and valued by the general public. A question we often get from Diplomates is how do we let our patients know we have earned this credential Read More …

A Word from Our Chair

What Are Your Professional Goals for 2018? The start of a new year brings an opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments and to set your sights on future achievements.  It is still not too late to define your professional goals for 2018.  It can be a daunting task, but here’s how the ABO can help… Read More …

New SAMs Released

Our SAM library continues to grow with the release of two new modules from our partnership with Optocase. Both modules were released in January and are available on all Learning Plans. Following is a brief description of each module. Corneal Abrasions – Learning objectives include a review of the anatomy and principals of wound healing Read More …

Staff Spotlight – April Wilhelm

Joining the American Board of Optometry in 2014 as Operations Director, April Wilhelm manages the day-to-day business of the organization, assists Diplomates and Candidates with staying on track and promotes the mission of board certification in optometry. She received her undergraduate degree in public relations and marketing from McKendree University in Illinois and her MBA Read More …

Tips for Getting the Most Out of MOC While Staying On Top of Requirements

Maintenance of Certification is designed to assist Diplomates in advancing their professional knowledge, skills and practice. Keeping up with critical information in a rapidly changing healthcare environment can be a daunting task. Between patients, management responsibilities, keeping up with EMRs and other work related duties, finding time to invest in your own knowledge can be Read More …

News & Notes

Did you miss the Winter Webinar? On January 23rd, ABO hosted our first quarterly webinar of 2018, entitled Retina Grand Rounds: A review of Common Entities. The webinar was presented by Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary and highlighted common posterior segment conditions and issues of co-management of care. Webinars are always available for MOC credit for two Read More …