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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  10:57 am
Commenter: Blake Schermer, O.D.

Suggested changes to Proposition

I agree with other posts, Requiring live CE is not logical when many outstanding courses are available via Webinars.Even if they are recorded, they allow for the courses to be taken at your convenience. With major univeristies offering courses through free websites like Courera, I think it would be taking a huge step back. Time and expenses wasted on travel can be focused on obtaining more knowledge to improve patient care.

I am also licensed in several other states. One type of CE other states offer is surgical/clinical observation credits with subspecialist ophthalmologists. I think this is beneficial in fostering relationships with other members of the eye care community and helping to prepare patients for what to expect when a referral is needed. 

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