The National Board of Examiners in Optometry will make changes to its Part III Clinical Skills Examination (CSE), effective August 1, 2018. The examination will include the following additions:
- Clinical Decision Making
- Cranial Nerve Assessment
- Amsler Grid Testing
- Undilated 90D Exam
Also, the Injections Skills Examination will only be offered as a stand-alone examination, also effective August 1, 2018. The NBEO will work closely with candidates who wish to take the Part III CSE and the Injections Skills Examination in a single visit to Charlotte, NC.
To ensure the most up-to-date, comprehensive, contemporary optometric examinations are used by the profession, NBEO constantly reviews content, examination components, and clinical skills as part of its ongoing pledge to public protection and the profession of optometry. This review involves discussions with a wide range of individuals, optometric organizations, and stakeholders.
“We believe these changes are appropriate,” said Jill Martinson-Redekopp, OD, NBEO President. “After consultation with ARBO, ASCO, and their individual members, it became apparent that this was the ideal opportunity to contemporize the 2018-2019 Part III CSE exam with these updates.”
More information will be available on the NBEO website at www.optometry.org after January 1, 2018.