Did you know that all of your Georgia Eye Associates Doctors of Optometry are board-certified by the American Board of Optometry? Currently, fewer than 15 percent of optometrists in the state of Georgia hold this certification. Board certification is a rigorous, voluntary process for Doctors of Optometry to demonstrate ongoing clinical competence beyond standard state licensing and regulatory agencies. In becoming board-certified, our Doctors of Optometry show that they exceed entry level requirements and are maintaining ongoing expertise to provide the highest level of patient care.
To be eligible for the examination, doctors must complete at least 150 hours of continuing education. After passing this rigorous examination, your Georgia Eye Associates Doctors of Optometry also take part in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) every year to demonstrate their commitment to lifelong learning. This requires over 100 hours of continuing education every three years; this is almost twice what is required for basic state licensure requirements.
While all licensed Doctors of Optometry are required to pass the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examination, the outcome of this exam grants only basic licensure. True board certification comes via passing the American Board of Optometry Board Certification Examination and continuing with Maintenance of Certification every year. More information about the American Board of Optometry is available at http://americanboardofoptometry.org/.
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