About NBEO

Our Mission:

The mission of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) is, to serve the public and the profession of optometry by developing, administering, scoring, and reporting results of valid examinations that assess competence.

Our Vision:

Advancing the Assessment of Competence®

Our Symbol:

Our NBEO symbol is designed to represent our distinctiveness as an organization. The two crescents encompass our foundation: optometry and testing. This foundation characterizes the confluence of these two professions. Emerging from this foundation are three bars, each increasing in height to represent our past, present, and future. NBEO is continuously striving for excellence in testing in optometry.


John R. Sicotte, MBA
Susy Yu, OD, MBA
Vice President
Lewis N. Reich, OD, PhD
Immediate Past President

Karla Zadnik, OD, PhD
Michael W. Ohlson, OD
Board Member
Jerry A. Richt, OD
Board Member

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH
Board Member
James S. Campbell, OD
Board Member
Jill Bryant, OD, MPH
Executive Director