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Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Action Changes to continuing education
Comment Period Ends 12/30/2015
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11/30/15  10:04 pm
Commenter: Rob Sawyer OD

Opposition to change in continuing education requirement

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.

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