BRADENTON – The Eye Associates proudly congratulates Scott Han, OD, and Jacqueline Burkhardt, OD, for recently having been certified as Diplomates in the American Board of Optometry (ABO). Fewer than 10% of ODs in the United States have earned this prestigious ABO certification, determined by a rigorous certification process and examination. “I’m very proud of Dr. Han and Dr. Burkhardt’s achievement,” commented John Swencki, The Eye Associates’ CEO. “I think that it personifies The Eye Associates’ ongoing commitment and dedication to quality patient care.”
Already board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Florida Board of Optometry since licensure, Drs. Han and Burkhardt have demonstrated to the ABO that they exceed basic requirements and maintain the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience needed to meet the highest standards of quality eyecare.
The American Board of Optometry’s processes of board certification and Maintenance of Certification verifies that the optometrist is dedicated to providing quality patient care. By studying for and passing a comprehensive examination, the doctors show that they have reviewed what they learned academically, kept up with new developments and used these bodies of knowledge to achieve their goals in caring for patients. The ABO’s Maintenance of Certification program calls upon optometrists to demonstrate their commitment to lifelong learning.
The Eye Associates has six convenient locations. Nine board certified ophthalmologists currently cover the specialties of Cataracts, Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Refractive Surgery and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery. Six board certified optometrists provide routine eye care, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The multi-specialty practice also has a board certified Dermatologist and a board certified Hearing Aid Specialist. As a public service, The Eye Associates offers FREE vision and glaucoma screenings for community organizations. Visit www.TheEyeAssociates.com or call 792-2020 for more information.
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