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 Advanced Certified by the American Board of Opticianry for at least one complete three-year renewal cycle, and satisfies one of the following additional qualifications is eligible to apply for this designation.  

* Have written two published ABO-approved Advanced Level III articles, or

* Be an ABO-approved speaker with two ABO-approved Advanced Level III Courses, or 

* Have one published ABO-approved Advanced Level III article AND one ABO- approved Advanced Level III Course for which you are the ABO-approved speaker.

Candidates are required to submit proof of their qualifications along with the completed application. The ABO Masters Committee will review the application and confirm the candidate’s qualifying criteria. Upon approval by this Committee, the title of ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics (ABOM) is conferred and your certificate will be prepared and mailed.


Please click HERE to download the ABO Master in Ophthalmic Optics Application.

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

Master Designation Renewal Requirements

Those Advanced Certificants with a Masters Designation are required to comply with the Advanced Certification Requirements.