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CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal Now on the Academy's List of Approved Publications.

CRO (Clinical & Refractive) Optometry Journal has been added to the list of Approved Journals for Publication by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). 

For Fellowship Application:
Accepted and published articles contribute 10 points toward the 50 point requirement to be invited to an oral examination a the Annual Meeting of the Academy. 

The article will only be considered by the AAO if the candidate appears as the first author.

Aricles as old as 10 years, may be acceptable, however a brief paper describing what changes have taken place on the topic since the original publication date may be requested. 

For Maintenance of Fellowship (MOF):
the purpose of the MOF program is to  ensure the qualifications met at the initial conferring of Fellowship are continued. It also further encourages a commitment to lifelong learning and professional excellence.

Fellows of the Academy are required to accumulate 15 points during a consecutive 10 year period. Articles published in an approved Journal, such as CRO (Clincial & Refractive Optometry) Journal, 

The  Fellow must only be the first, second or last author listed in the published article. 2 points per article are awarded. A maximum of 4 points apply during the 10 year MOF period. Publishing points are subject to Maintenance of Fellowship committee review and approval.  

About CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) journal:
CRO is a  digital journal offering COPE accredited CE credit courses online. The journal focuses on a wide range of clinical and scientific topics which are of interest to optometrists and their everyday practice. Articles are also presented in the form of COPE accredited courses, which are accepted by state and provincial boards of optometry across North America. Current issues of the journal are available online at Inquiries and editorial submissions can be made to CRO is a division of VuePoint IDS Inc.