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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 …

To Dilate or Not to Dilate

To dilate or not to dilate?  As ultra-widefield imaging (UWFI) technology becomes more affordable and readily available, this question is the focus of passionate debate in optometric circles. So it’s not surprising that the issue surfaces occasionally at the ABO with respect to our SAMs and PPMs.  In response to a recent inquiry, we reached Read More …

A Word from Our Chair

The American Board of Optometry’s Annual Board of Directors Meeting was held in San Antonio, Texas on November 6th in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry’s meeting.  It was another busy and productive meeting.  Here are a few of the highlights… The Board approved the appointment of four new members, Dr. Matthew Gerstberger who Read More …

A Word from Our Chair

Nearly 10 years ago, against the backdrop of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, the American Board of Optometry was formed to establish Optometric Board Certification.  What was true then is still true today.  Board Certification is the standard credential used in nearly every healthcare profession to ensure a clinician staying up-to-date with the most contemporary medical knowledge.  We Read More …

ABO’s New Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Announced at Optometry’s Meeting

Optometry’s Meeting, held in Denver, Colorado June 20 – 24, proved to be the perfect venue to announce ABO’s new Continuous Assessment Program known as CAP. Dr. Erich Hinel, ABO Board Chair, presented CAP to the Presidents’ Council and to the AOA Board of Directors on Wednesday June 20th. “Beginning in 2019, Diplomates will be Read More …

Diplomate Spotlight – Dr. Nate Harkins

Dr. Nate Harkins passed his board certification exam in January 2018. As a newly minted Diplomate, he believes board certification gives ODs an opportunity to have a more focused approach to self-improvement and maintenance of abilities. “Certainly one can do the study on their own,” said Dr. Harkins, “but the prospect of being tested was Read More …