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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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  8:55 pm
Commenter: Susan Mueller, O.D.

one disagreement

The only disagreement I have with the proposed changes concerns the requirement for 50% of CE to be "live or real-time interactive courses." Although I enjoy CE seminars and conferences, I do not agree that these courses are inherently more educational than online courses. I have taken online CE courses, participated in professional webinars,and watched online educational videos and presentations, and I have to say that the quality of the education I find online is excellent and could surpass many conference lectures. Some outstanding  optometric educators have excellent online resources (such as Jerome Sherman's Retina Revealed website). There is great value in live seminars and conferences, but also in online education. I feel it is important that the doctor be able to choose the best source of education available and not have this choice restricted by regulations which may become outdated as our access to online education only grows.

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