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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 …

News & Notes

Big news for our webinars! On Tuesday, December 4th, ABO will host our next webinar, Clinical Controversies in Ophthalmic Decision Making, presented by Steven Holbrook, OD. Dr. Holbrook practices at the Eye Center of Southern Indiana, specializing in medical/surgical eye care and is an ABO Diplomate. And don’t forget, if you can’t make the live Read More …

New SAMs Released

Our library is growing again! Still need to do a SAM this year? Check out our newest release Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis, added to the library on November 19th!  We will also be adding Hypertensive Retinopathy on December 15th. Overviews are below. Both modules were developed in partnership with Optocase, which is a collaborative initiative Read More …

Meet Our Newest Board Members

ABO is excited to introduce our newest board members, who were officially installed and began their terms at our annual meeting on November 6, 2018. We look forward to the contributions they will most certainly make in the coming years and appreciate their willingness to serve the optometric profession through the support of board certification. Read More …

CAP Update!

Maintaining your board certification is about to get much simpler and more meaningful! With the roll-out of our new maintenance of certification process, CAP, only a month away, we are eager to get it started and excited about the changes that will benefit our Diplomates! To ensure everyone is on board, we’ve created a phase-in Read More …

Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Katy Johnson

Dr. Katy Johnson recognized the importance of board certification early on and was among the first to sit for the board certification exam in 2011. “As a residency trained optometrist, I was encouraged to critically read research and apply it to my clinical decisions,” said Dr. Johnson. “Board certification for optometry, or any medical career, Read More …