Will serve one year
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2016) — Gregory S. Moore, O.D., a senior clinical instructor at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), has been named president of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO). He will serve for one year.
ARBO is comprised of members representing regulatory boards for the profession of optometry from all 50 U.S. as well as all of Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In all, ARBO has members from 66 jurisdictions worldwide.
“We are in an unprecedented time of change in the U.S. regarding both healthcare economies with the evolving affordable healthcare act and healthcare delivery systems offered through advancing technologies,” said Moore. “It is incumbent on all professions to insure that these changes are vetted out so the public is protected from inferior or substandard care in the name of maximizing profits for payers or by being exposed to technologies that do not adequately deliver the care that is promised. In optometry, ARBO will strive to continue current services and develop new ones to assist our member boards with the tools they will need to make sure the public is protected throughout these changes.”
Moore’s appointment marks the first time a faculty member from KYCO has been elected to serve as president of an internationally recognized organization in optometry.