National Board of Examiners in Optometry

A tale of two state boards
A tale of two state boardsEvery summer I think about the most recent brigade of freshly minted ODs who have survived four years of optometric boot camp and a challenging gauntlet of National Board Exams. I picture students charging forth across the “no-man’s land” of changing healthcare landscape, lugging their backpacks full of six-figure student debt. My “tale of two state boards” is dedicated to these young comrades in arms.
NC ODs say laser privileges will expand access to care
Developing story: ODs targeted for credit fraudOptometrists and optometry students are receiving unsolicited Chase Amazon credit cards in the mail. In addition, optometrists and students have been notified of fraud alerts by credit monitoring services.
Letters to the editor: NBEO's board certification, EHR productsI agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Timothy J. Smith's letter strongly condemning NBEO's board certification (“Plea for NBEO,” May 2014).
Optometry associations come togetherLeaders of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) held a facilitated 2-day meeting as the Inter-Organizational Communications and Cooperation Committee (IOCCC) to come to a better understanding of each organization’s operating realities, vision for the future, and stakeholder requirements.
Opinion: The unintended consequences of optometric board certificationThe NBEO has made both an obvious and a very courageous decision to embrace its certification as board certification in general optometry. Obvious in that more than 10,000 ODs already represent themselves to be board certified by the NBEO to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) and subsequently to the health plans that rely on CAQH for credentialing. And it was courageous, as I’m certain the NBEO faced opposition to its action.
EXCLUSIVE: NBEO unveils board certification processRecently, the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) launched a program to offer board certification to optometrists, with the first test taking place in March 2014. A new non-profit entity, NBEO-Board Certification, Inc., (NBEO-BC) was created to grant board certification. The company worked with the NBEO to develop the Continued Professional Development in Optometry (CPDO) exam.