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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.

Mission

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s mission is to protect sight and empower lives by:

  • Advocating for patients and the public 
  • Leading ophthalmic education
  • Advancing the profession of ophthalmology 
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: January 30, 2023