|Action||Changes to continuing education|
|Comment Period||Ends 12/30/2015|
I have no problem with the inceased hours required for licensure. However, I can see no value in demanding that 50% of the classes be live. This is becuase: 1) There is significant lost time in the office when the doctor could be helping people with vision problems and is instead attending classes. 2) The greatly increased cost of travel to classes. 3) It is difficult to get more than 8 hours in a single day at live classes which adds significantly to the cost of hotel and food since these often occur in expensive large cities. 4) The internet classes require that one pay more attention to the subject because there is a test that must be passed for credit. This is not true of live classes.