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January 1954

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1954;51(1):145. doi:10.1001/archopht.1954.00920040147015

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Certification as Honorary Master in Ophthalmic Optics.  —The American Board of Opticianry is continuing certification as Honorary Master in Ophthalmic Optics during the year 1954. In 1947 the Board established honorary certification on the basis of the records and years of experience of the applicant, and earned certification through the examination of graduates of schools maintaining an acceptable two-year collegiate curriculum. A prerequisite for honorary certification is that the candidate must have been actively engaged for 15 or more years in manufacturing, prescription, laboratory work, or optical dispensing. At the present time 1,607 persons have been certificated as Honorary Masters in Ophthalmic Optics. Sixty-eight (68) graduates of the schools, the first class being graduated in 1948, have been certified as Associates in Ophthalmic Optics and have received the degree of Associate in Arts at the Los Angeles City College; the Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Buffalo, N.

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