ABO review course offered at ASOA meeting

The American Board of Opticianry review course will be provided at the annual meeting of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.

Fairfax, VA-The American Board of Opticianry (ABO) review course will be provided at the annual congress of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA).

The 2012 ASOA congress will be held April 20 to 24 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. The ABO review course will take place Friday, April 20.

The 8-hour review course is designed to benefit opticians who are preparing for the ABO certification examination. A separate course registration for this full-day program is available, and attendees of the course do not need to register for the entire ASOA Congress. Registration is available at www.asoa.org.

The ABO review course was delivered for the first time ever at an ophthalmology conference during the 2011 ASOA annual meeting. This year, it will complement the Optical Forum at the meeting. The Optical Forum provides 18 hours of dispensary education. The ABO approves 12 of the hours for continuing education credit.

“The ABO-approved courses will allow certified opticians who attend the meeting to obtain all their hours in one place and at one time,” said Arthur De Gennaro, Optical Forum program chair, ASOA Congress. “By providing ABO-accredited education, ASOA hopes to encourage administrators, opticians, and ophthalmologists to attend courses together. This will foster better operational and strategic planning for the dispensary.”

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