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American Academy of Ophthalmology

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.


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

Social media

Facebook: Google+: Twitter: @aao_ophth LinkedIn: YouTube:

Organizational membership

28,000 members


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.


Annual meeting


EyeNet: Trusted clinical magazine Ophthalmology: Monthly journal Professional and patient education materials are available by request from


Tina McGovern, Executive Director
Tel: 415–561–8508

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease


Vision and Aging

Last updated: July 29, 2019