ABCMO is the primary source for verifying an optometrist is a certified specialist in medical optometry. Since its founding in 2009, over 130 state, local and federal Joint Commission accredited medical organizations now utilize ABCMO for verification an optometrist is certified as a specialist in medical optometry.
Since the number of VOC requests has continued to grow as more residency-trained medical optometrists complete their training and gain medical staff appointments at Joint Commission accredited medical organizations, group practices or clinical teaching faculty, the VOC process has been correspondingly updated.
This most recent VOC update should provide more timely verifications by utilizing email verifications.
To remain a certified specialist in medical optometry an optometrist, after certification, is required by ABCMO to participate in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program as specified in Article 19 of ABCMO bylaws.
Request Verification of Certification (VOC)
Any health organization, credentialing committee, 3rd party credentialing broker, or private individual may request verification of an optometrist’s certification in medical optometry by sending the following information to ABCMO:
- Requestor’s Name
- Requestor’s Organization
- Requestor’s Email Address
- Optometrist’s Full Name
- A check or money order made payable in the amount of $50 to ABCMO. Verification of certification fees are waived for federal medical facilities.
- (Optional) Include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope only if a written response is required but always include the name and email address of the requestor.
For security and efficiency ABCMO prefers sending verifications of specialist certification by email unless directed otherwise by the requestor.
Mail VOC Requests to:
18683 Milton Ave.
Big Rapids, MI 49307