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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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12/1/15  10:09 am
Commenter: Kevin Green, OD

Board of Optometry proposed regulation change

I fully support the Virginia Board of Optometry’s proposed changes to optometrist’s continuing education requirements.  While the majority of optometrists I observe at CE listen and learn, there are still some that talk, play with their mobile devices, or read a newspaper.  I would fully support taking this one step further by utilizing TQ for a percentage of course hours to encourage the learning process to occur.

The eight hours of proposed live or real-time interactive does not preclude internet hours as many webinars are often interactive.  Furthermore, there is no downside to “keeping up with the Jonses” in the number of required CE hours between states.  I would rather be leading than trailing the other states.  Both optometrists and patients benefit from better training in our world of evolving knowledge and technology.

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