ABCMO offers Board Certification in the Specialty of Medical Optometry which “encompasses the medical diagnosis, management and treatment of primary and secondary diseases and disorders of the human eye, adnexa and visual tracts.”
ABCMO is recognized at Joint Commission accredited medical facilities as issuing board certification in the Specialty of Medical Optometry. Those certified by ABCMO are eligible for credentialing at these facilities as specialists rather than general practice optometrists.
To apply for Specialty Certification in Medical Optometry an OD must:
- Complete a full-time, ACOE (or equivalent) accredited, postgraduate clinical residency training program having its major emphasis on medical optometry at a health care facility accredited by The Joint Commission, such as a VA medical center.
- Pass the Advanced Competence in Medical Optometry (ACMO) exam. This exam is significantly discounted for current Residents.
- Meet additional requirements as outlined on the Certification Application.
For more information about specialty certifications at your medical facility, please talk with the residency supervisor where you are training.
You may send any application questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO) is recognized at Joint Commission accredited medical facilities as issuing board certification in the Specialty of Medical Optometry. Those certified by ABCMO are eligible for credentialing at these facilities as specialists rather than general optometry practitioners.
About The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission is the recognized agency that accredits federal, state, and local-chartered medical facilities. Over 127 Joint Commission accredited hospitals, clinics and teaching institutions now credential ABCMO Board Certified Optometrists as Specialists in Medical Optometry.