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ABO announces new Diplomates

October 4, 2012

The American Board of Optometry (ABO) released the results of its July 15-31, 2012, board certification examination. A total of 214 doctors qualified to take the examination, and 198 doctors (92.5 percent) passed, successfully becoming Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry.

These doctors, representing 39 states and one province in Canada, will be added to the listing of board-certified optometrists on the ABO website (www.americanboardofoptometry.org).

“The American Board of Optometry congratulates this group of optometrists who have successfully passed our comprehensive examination, the gateway into the maintenance of certification process.  These colleagues have demonstrated their competence beyond entry level and their commitment to quality patient care,” said Paul C. Ajamian, O.D., ABO chairman of the board.

The new Diplomates begin their 10-year maintenance of certification program on Jan 1, 2013.

The ABO now has 931 Diplomates and an Active Candidates list of more than 1,000 and growing. The ABO expects interest to increase in the next few months as the expiration of the initial Phase-In Rules approaches.

Registration is now open for the next ABO examination, scheduled for Dec. 10, 2012 – Jan. 20, 2013, at Prometric Test Centers worldwide. Interested professionals should visit www.abopt.org.

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