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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  6:40 pm
Commenter: DAVID B. GORSKI, O.D., M.S.

Mixed Review

I spent my career practicing in the military and have been licensed in several states.  Frankly what we have now in Virginia is as good as it gets.   The number of hours is reasonable and sufficient for keeping current.  The specific requirements for TPA licensed optometrists are valid and meaningful.  What is the underlying reason for the changes?  Mandating how we obtain continuing education does not make much sense.  There are good reasons for obtaining live CE and good reasons for doing it online.  But why should either method be dictated?  What you learn is more important than how you learn it.  Allow folks to choose their own way.

I do support the carryover of excess hours to the next year.

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