A Word from Our Chair

As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, allow me to thank all Diplomates who responded to our survey concerning satisfaction with ABO’s program. The results…

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Changes to MOC Requirements Beginning 2023

Last May, over 700 ABO Diplomates completed a survey providing feedback on ABO’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. An ad hoc committee consisting of 6 Diplomates and 2 board members…

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CAQ Pilot Program Update

Earlier this year, ABO announced a pilot program for Certificates of Added Qualification (CAQ), available in Glaucoma and Cornea/Contact Lenses. Earning a CAQ will allow board-certified optometrists to achieve recognition…

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Board Certification Opens to Canadian ODs in 2023

The American Board of Optometry will remove restrictions for Canadian ODs to take the board certification exam and attain Diplomate status beginning in 2023. Since inception in 2010, access to…

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Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Mark Eltis

Dr. Eltis is one of few Canadian optometrists who is both a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Beginning in 2023,…

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News & Notes

Your Learning Plan page has a new look! When logging into Learning Builder, you may notice that your Learning Plans page has a new look. Learning Builder recently went through…

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Academy 2022

The American Board of Optometry will be at booth 1002 at Academy this year in sunny San Diego, California. Booth hours are Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday 10:00…

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A Word from Our Chair

Welcome to our summer edition of On Board! The Board of Directors annual meeting was held in June in Chicago, Illinois where we had the privilege of welcoming two new…

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CAQ Program Set to Launch in 2023

Following ABO’s annual Board of Directors meeting in June, the specialty committee met to continue developing and refining the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) pilot program. Earning a CAQ will…

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