News & Notes

January 31, 2022
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New States Accepting CAP! Thank you to our staff and state Ambassadors for gaining approval for CAP assessments in 5 additional states! Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia and Vermont are now accepting CAP assessments toward CE requirements for state licensure. As a reminder, ABO sends OE Tracker a file of all Diplomates who pass each CAP at the close of the assessment. Diplomates may also print a certification of completion from their Learning Plan page after passing each assessment if needed for submission to your state board. A list of all states currently accepting CAP assessments can be found in the References section of your Dashboard on

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent webinar on January 27! Dr. Brian Hall presented on Ocular and Neuro-ophthalmic Manifestations of System Disease to almost 400 attendees. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, it will be added to our website at on February 7 and is free to all Diplomates and Candidates. Passing a quick quiz after the webinar will earn you 2 hours of COPE CE. Mark your calendars now for our next webinar on April 5 when Dr. Susan Resnick presents on Medical Uses of Contact Lenses.

Attending SECO March 9 – 13? Stop by and see us at booth 1935! Ask questions, catch up on the latest news, check your status, or find out about the next exam. We look forward to seeing our Diplomates and meeting new Candidates!



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Academy 2023 New Orleans

Oct 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - Oct 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm CDT
ABO will be attending Academy in New Orleans October 11 - 13, 2023. Please stop by booth 609 to learn...
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Webinar: Pediatrics Made Easy: Tips for Pediatric Eye Exams and Prescribing

Nov 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Presented by Jenelle Mallios, OD. The goal of this course is to help primary care optometrists be comfortable in managing...
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Spring Exam Window

Feb 1, 2024 @ 8:00 am - Mar 31, 2024 @ 5:00 pm CST
The next administration of the board certification exam will be February 1 - March 31, 2024. Applications may be submitted...
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