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March 14, 2023
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Congratulations to SECO award winners Dr. Rosalind Overton-Smith and Dr. Bill Reynolds. Dr. Smith received the Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding service and distinguished commitment to continuing education in optometry over her 40 years of service as a volunteer with SECO International. She has been in private practice in Greer, SC, for many years and is a lifetime member of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association, a member of the American Optometric Association and a Diplomate with the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Reynolds was honored as the 2023 Optometrist of the South for his leadership and advocacy throughout his career. An ABO Diplomate, Dr. Reynolds has served in numerous leadership roles with the American Optometric Association, the Kentucky Optometric Association and SECO International, and was instrumental in the passage of Kentucky’s landmark law requiring school entry comprehensive eye examinations. Congratulations to both!

Tune in tonight, March 15th, for our quarterly webinar!  Dr. Luke Neuenfeldt will present a fantastic program on The Inflamed Anterior Segment. This course is designed to help clinicians better understand the role of inflammation in acute and chronic red eyes to more effectively manage anterior segment disease. To register, click here. Save the date now for our next webinar, Grand Rounds of the Anterior Segment: Making Grand Rounds “Grand” Again, presented by Jeffrey Varanelli, OD and Nicholas Colatrella, OD.  This webinar will be held on June 6, 2023 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm ET. As always, ABO webinars are COPE-accredited for 2 CE hours and if you can’t attend the live event, be sure to access the recorded version on our website approximately 7-10 days after the live event.

Does your employer require board certification? If you work for a private practice or healthcare organization that requires board certification for optometrists, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the ABO office at 314.983.4226 or [email protected] to take a brief survey and earn 2 Category 2 CE points.

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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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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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