Represents ophthalmologists in the United States. Offers public information materials and clinical education programs in a variety of formats. Offers a Find a Eye M.D. service on their website to help people locate local ophthalmologists.

Mission

The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.

655 Beach Street
San Francisco, California 94109 https://www.aao.org/
415–561–8500

Social media

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Academy-of-Ophthalmology/32929882770 Google+: https://plus.google.com/110425219255042892519/about Twitter: @aao_ophth LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/american-academy-of-ophthalmology YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/AAOtv

Organizational membership

28,000 members

Programs

AAO provides professional and public education as well as ophthalmic advocacy, practice, and relations for its members. AAO supports EyeCare America, a public service foundation (listed below). EyeSmart Raising awareness of eye diseases and conditions, EyeSmart is a public information program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Meetings

Annual meeting

Publications

EyeNet: Trusted clinical magazine Ophthalmology: Monthly journal Professional and patient education materials are available by request from eyemd@aao.org.

Representative

Tina McGovern, Executive Director
Tel: 415–561–8508
Email: tmcgovern@aao.org

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease

Glaucoma

Vision and Aging

Last updated: July 29, 2019