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A Word from Our Chair

Earlier this year the American Board of Optometry launched the Continuous Assessment Program, known as CAP for short. It is the heart of our Maintenance of Certification process, which also includes Self Assessment Modules and COPE approved webinars, aimed at creating a structured pathway for self-study and self-assessment. About one-third of our Diplomates started the Read More …

CAP Wrap Up

Our first CAP assessment, Systemic Health, expired on May 1st with 938 Diplomates completing the assessment and 167 Diplomates failing to complete the assessment on time. The preliminary pass rate was 73%, although a final psychometric analysis is still pending and may alter the pass rate. While we would like to see the pass rate Read More …

Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Amanda Hoelscher

The American Board of Optometry wouldn’t be what it is today without the dedication and commitment of our many volunteers. Dr. Amanda Hoelscher is one of those volunteers. A graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Hoelscher completed externships in Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. During her time in Dallas, she found Read More …

Website Update

The redesign of the ABO website is moving ahead as planned and we have moved the launch date up from the end of the year to mid-summer. The design has been finalized and content development is underway. We plan to add several new features including a calendar to highlight important dates such as upcoming webinars Read More …

News & Notes

Our latest webinar, Contemporary Dry Eye Management, is now available on our website at www.americanboardofoptometry.org. The webinar was presented on April 8th by Dr. Susan Resnick and was attended by over 300 Diplomates. Watching the recorded version of the webinar and successfully completing the 20-question quiz will earn you 2 COPE approved CE credits. Our Read More …

Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Jeff Klein

Always searching for ways to improve as an optometrist, Dr. Jeff Klein was among the first to sit for the board certification exam and now serves as an ABO Ambassador for the state of Nebraska. “When I became board certified,” said Dr. Klein. “our state was in the middle of presenting legislation to expand our Read More …

A Word from Our Chair

On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is with great enthusiasm that I announce the appointment of April Wilhelm as the new Executive Director of the American Board of Optometry. April first joined the ABO in 2014 as operations director and has quickly become an indispensable part of our organization.  In addition to running Read More …

CAP has Launched!

Our first CAP mini-assessment was made available on January 15th to those Diplomates who were eligible to begin the CAP program on January 1, 2019. To determine when you become eligible for CAP, click here. The first topic, Systemic Health, will be available for completion until April 30, 2019. We have had over 100 Diplomates Read More …

Great Things are Happening in 2019!

As we look ahead into 2019, we want to share some of the exciting projects and events that will fill the ABO calendar in the coming months. First up is the website, www.americanboardofoptometry.org. Some of you may have already noticed a change to the login screen. There are now two separate login areas, one for Read More …

News & Notes

Attending SECO? ABO will be there! Stop by booth 131 to ask a question, pay your MOC fee, inquire about the new CAP program or just say hi. SECO is known for offering a wealth of CE opportunities and will be held this year in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana from February 20th to the 24th. Read More …