From the Georgia Board of Optometry: COVID-19 FAQs
How does the Board plan on dealing with complaints filed against licensees during this COVID19 pandemic period?
If the Board is called upon via consumer complaint to decide whether a licensee has acted inappropriately under these circumstances, compliance with CDC recommendations may be one of the factors that will be used to determine whether unprofessional conduct has occurred.
Has the Board considered increasing the number of continuing education hours that can be obtained via alternate media (online courses for example) during this pandemic?
Since we are only in the first few months of our two year licensure cycle, the Board does not feel it would be necessary to make such a change at this time.
The decision of the CDC regarding routine eye care will cause financial difficulties for many licensees and their employees, what is the Boards position?
Solving this world-wide health crisis and bringing the pandemic under control will require sacrifices by all Americans. The sooner we conquer this disease, the sooner we all can get back to serving our patients and our communities.