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Indian Health Service (IHS)


IHS’ mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(301) 443-3593

Organizational membership

Indian health organizations across the United States.


IHS provides optometric and ophthalmologic doctors in hospital and clinical settings, generally in remote areas with a substantial number of patients needing care, and provides special programs in disease prevention and health promotion.


As announced: An eye care IHS-wide meeting is held during even-numbered years.


Terry J. Schleisman, O.D., CAPT, USPHS, Chief, Optometry Services
Tel: 701–477–8413

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease

Healthy Vision

Last updated: January 30, 2023