News & Notes

May 21, 2024
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Happy Military Appreciation Month! ABO would like to thank all of our military Diplomates for their service! We continue to strive to support our military ODs with convenient testing throughout the world, challenging and engaging learning opportunities and a flexible program structure to accommodate a wide range of schedules and circumstances. Take a moment to appreciate a service member in your life!

Congratulations to ABO Diplomate Matthew Jones on being named the American Optometric Association’s 2024 Optometrist of the Year! Dr. Jones is in private practice in Blytheville, Arkansas and is a leader in the state’s scope expansion efforts. He also served as a board member of Arkansans for Healthy Eyes and is the Past President of the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Jones is currently the Legislative Chair for Arkansas Optometric Association, on the AOA-PAC Board of Directors and a member of the AOA’s State Government Relations Committee (SGRC). Dr. Jones has been an ABO Diplomate since 2016.

Save the date for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, July 25, from 8:00 – 10:00 pm EST! Susan Resnick, OD, presents a course on Contact Lens Management of Presbyopia. Dr. Resnick is a graduate of the State University of New York, College of Optometry and is currently in private practice in New York. She is an ABO Diplomate, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology section of AAO and a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Dr. Resnick has a practice emphasis in the evaluation and management of patients for contact lenses of all materials, optical designs, and modalities and Specialty and Medical Contact Lens Fitting. She also provides anterior segment care with an emphasis on treatment and management of ocular surface disease and refractive surgery and cataract surgery co-management as well as primary care optometry.

Attending OM in Nashville this year? Stop by booth 1040 to visit with ABO staff. Learn about the board certification process or our new CAQ program, check your Diplomate status/requirements or get the answers to any questions you may have! We look forward to seeing everyone in the exhibit hall June 19-21! Also check the speakers list to hear any of our 16 Diplomates presenting lectures throughout the week!

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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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Upcoming Events

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Optometry’s Meeting

Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
ABO will host our annual board of directors meeting on Tuesday, June 18 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The...
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Webinar: Contact Lens Management of Presbyopia

Jul 25, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Join us on Thursday, July 25th when Susan Resnick, OD, presents a course on Contact Lens Management of Presbyopia. Dr....
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