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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  10:33 pm
Commenter: Blake Mitnick, OD

Oppose requirement for live CE

Last year for the first time I subscribed to SECO online CE. It consists of watching lectures online and then answering test questions.I can't tell you how valuable this has been in bringing me practical and important skills and knowledge.

 I can watch these lectures at my desk, taking notes, and when I hear something especially important I can backup and listen again.

If I am required to attend live lectures, with all the expenses, I'm not sure that it would be worth my while to spend an additional $300 a year to subscribe to the SECO lecture series.

I'm hoping that if you must require that Doctors attend lectures, that you will allow lectures that are presented on line as well. 

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