The American Board of Ophthalmology, the board that certifies ophthalmologists, says he isn’t one. Rand Paul is a fake doctor accredited by his own fake optometry board.
Rand Paul likes to tell people he is “board-certified.” Though he isn’t board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he is certified by the National Board of Ophthalmology. That latter “group” though is an organization led by Rand Paul. More accurately, the National Board of Ophthalmology is Rand Paul. You have to give it to him, the guy is good at naming his groups things that sound real.
When a Louisville reporter tried to ask Paul why he claims to be board-certified when he isn’t and why he set up the National Board of Ophthalmology, he stonewalled:
“I’m not going to go through all that right now,” Paul said while at the Great Eastern National Gun Day Show and JAG Military Show, in Louisville. Asked when he would talk, Paul said: “Uh, you know, never…”
Paul created the NBO with himself as the organization’s president, his wife as vice-president, and his father-in-law as secretary.