ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics Designation

The Master in Ophthalmic Optics designation demonstrates to the public and colleagues that an individual has attained a superior level in ophthalmic dispensing. Any optician who is currently certified by the American Board of Opticianry and has passed the ABO Advanced Exam is eligible to enroll in the program.

Beginning January 1, 2016, candidates will be required to analyze five case studies developed by the ABO Master Committee. All five studies may be submitted at one time, or they may be completed one at a time. Upon approval of all five cases, the title ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics (ABOM) will be conferred.

Candidates have two years to complete the program.

Earning your Master in Ophthalmic Optics designation is an excellent way to promote professionalism in opticianry. ABO encourages all qualified opticians to become a part of this program of ophthalmic dispensing distinction.

The fee to enroll in the ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics Program is $150 (U.S.)

Please watch for information on the changes to the ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics program. The requirement for this designation is no longer a research paper.  It has been replace by problem solving of several pre-determined case studies. We hope to have the case studies available before summer 2016.