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Link: Optometry Students Wanting to Practice in Florida May Have to Retake NBEO Exam

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 4, 2017 5:05:27 PM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

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Have you heard about the controversy in Florida? A recent court motion may require that new and upcoming graduates retake all parts of the NBEO exam if they intend on practicing in Florida.

Apparently, the law states that the Florida Board of Optometry must certify an applicant as eligible for licensure prior to them taking the NBEO exam. As we all know, optometry students do not typically apply for licensure until after they've taken the NBEO and met requirements for graduation.

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If this language sticks, recent graduates and optometry students who have already taken parts of the NBEO would have to first apply for Florida licensure and then retake the parts of NBEO that they've already completed!

Can you believe that?! As if taking the boards once wasn't stressful and costly enough, can you imagine going through that process all over again?! And then having to deal with how delayed your license would be after graduation! Please get the word out about this issue and contact the Florida State Board to help get this matter resolved quickly!

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For optometry students, the official licensing exam—termed the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)—is not taken lightly.

A recent court motion has created noise among optometry students, recent graduates, and practicing optometrists alike. If the matter is not resolved soon, the many new graduates planning to practice optometry in the state of Florida may be forced to delay their career and potentially retake the NBEO exam. Retaking the exam would cost  significant time and resources.

LINK: Continue Reading on newgradoptometry.com

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