• Programs and Services for National Societies

  • The AAO is eager to work with societies around the world. Below are some of our most common partnership opportunities.

    For more information, contact international@aao.org.

    Ophthalmic News & Education (ONE®) Network

    The ONE Network is the Academy’s global platform for ophthalmic education, and is available globally through partnering societies and organizations. In developing nations, the AAO provides complimentary access to the ONE Network.

    OKAP® International

    The Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) International is a 250-item multiple choice exam for ophthalmology residents around the world. It is the same test given to U.S. residents in a prior year.

    Academy Express

    Academy Express is a clinical newsletter, e-mailed weekly to ophthalmologists worldwide. It offers brief summaries of news, highlights of peer-reviewed clinical journals, opinions from leading experts in the field and news from the AAO and partnering societies.

    Through partnerships with national and supranational societies, Academy Express offers regionally-customized news for ophthalmologists in Pan-America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and Africa.

    Academy Express is offered at no expense to all participating societies.

    Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC)

    Published for more than 60 years, the BCSC is the core curriculum in many ophthalmology training programs worldwide. It is a definitive source of up-to-date clinical information for physicians.

    The AAO recognizes the financial challenges facing participants in many training programs, particularly those in developing nations. The AAO works with societies and training programs to make the BCSC available at a significant discount through bulk sales.

    Best of AAO®

    Bring the Best of AAO to your country. This program can be licensed by your Society. The Academy provides you with 60 hours of AAO annual meeting and Subspecialty Day abstracts to review. Societies can select up to 10 hours of content relevant for your country’s ophthalmologists.

    Ophthalmic Society Database

    The Academy provides a database for ophthalmologic societies throughout the world to manage and share contact, leadership and meeting information.

    The Ophthalmic Society Database is currently being redesigned, and will re-launch shortly. If you have a question about the database, would like to update the information listed for your society, or would like to be listed contact intl_society@aao.org.

    Listed Societies

    • Afghanistan Eye Doctors Society
    • African Ophthalmology Forum
    • Afro-Asian Council of Ophthalmology
    • Albanian Ophthalmological Society
      (Shoqata Oftalmologjike Shqiptare)
    • Algerian Ophthalmological Society
      (Clinique Ophthalmologique)
    • All India Ophthalmological Society
    • Argentina Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Argentina de Oftalmología)
    • Argentine Council of Ophthalmology
      (Consejo Argentino de Oftalmología)
    • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Assistance for Development of Modern Ophthalmology Union
      (Müasir Oftalmologiyanin Inkisafina Yardim Birliyinin )
    • Association of Ophthalmologists of Latvia
    • Association of Ophthalmologists of Republic of Moldova
    • Association of Serbian Ophthalmologists
    • Austrian Academy of Ophthalmology and Optometry
      (Österreichische Akademie für Augenheilkunde und Optometrie)
    • Austrian Ophthalmological Society
      (Österreichische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft)
    • Bahrain Ophthalmological Association
    • Belarusian Ophthalmology Society
    • Belgian Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Bolivian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Boliviana de Oftalmologia)
    • Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology
      (Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia)
    • Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology
    • Burkina Faso Ophthalmic Society
      (Société burkinabé d'ophtalmologie)
    • Cambodian Ophthalmological Society
    • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
      (SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE D'OPHTALMOLOGIE)
    • Central African Republic Ophthalmological Society
    • Chilean Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD CHILENA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Chinese Ophthalmological Society
    • College of Ophth of Eastern, Central & Southern Africa
    • College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong
    • College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka
    • Colombian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Colombiana de Oftalmologia)
    • Congolese Ophthalmological Society
    • Costa Rican Ophthalmology Society
      (ASOCIACION OFTALMOLOGICA DE COSTA RICA)
    • Croatian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Hrvatsko Oftalmoloskog Drustva)
    • Cuban Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Cubana de Oftalmologia)
    • Cyprus Ophthalmological Society
    • Czech Society of Ophthalmology
      (Ceska Oftalmologicka Spolecnost)
    • Danish Ophthalmological Society
      (Dansk Oftalmologisk Selskab)
    • Dominican Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Dominicana de Oftalmologia)
    • Ecuadorian Ophthalmological Societies
    • Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD ECUATORIANA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology, Capital Quito
      (SOCIEDAD ECUATORIANA DE OFTALMOLOGÍA, CAPÍTULO QUITO)
    • Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology, Capitulo Azuay
    • Egyptian Ophthalmological Society
    • Emirates Ophthalmic Society
    • Estonian Ophthalmological Society
      (Essti Oftalmoloogide selts)
    • European Board of Ophthalmology
    • European Society of Ophthalmology
    • Finnish Ophthalmological Society
      (Suomen Silmalaakariyhdistys-Finlands Ogonlakarforening ry)
    • French Society of Ophthalmology
      (Société Française d'Ophtalmologie)
    • Gambia Ophthalmology Society
    • Georgian Ophthalmological Society
    • German Ophthalmological Society
      (Deutsche Ophtalmologische Gesellschaft)
    • Guatemalan Association of Ophthalmology
      (Asociacion Guatemalteca de Oftalmologia)
    • Haitian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Societe Haïtienne d'Ophtalmologie)
    • Hellenic Ophthalmological Society
      (GREEK OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY)
    • Honduran Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD HONDURENA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society
    • Hungarian Ophthalmological Society
    • Icelandic Ophthalmological Society
    • Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association
      (Persatuan Dokter Spesialis Mata Indonesia)
    • Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmology, Russia
    • International Council of Ophthalmology
    • Iranian Society of Ophthalmology
    • Iraqi Ophthalmological Society
    • Irish College of Ophthalmologists
    • Israel Ophthalmological Society
    • Italian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Societa Oftalmologica Italiana)
    • Japanese Ophthalmological Society
    • Jordanian Ophthalmological Society
    • Kazak Association of Ophthalmologists
    • Korean Ophthalmological Society
    • Kosovar Association of Ophthalmologists
    • Kuwait Ophthalmic Society
    • Kyrgyz Ophthalmology Association
    • Kyrgyzstan Society of Ophthalmology
    • Laos Society of Ophthalmology
    • Lebanese Ophthalmological Society
    • Libyan Ophthalmological Society
    • Lithuanian Ophthalmological Society
      (LIETUVOS AKIU GYDYTOJU DRAUGIJA)
    • Luxembourg Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIETE LUXEMBOURGEOISE D'OPHTALMOLOGIE)
    • Macedonian Ophthalmologists Association
    • Malawi Society of Ophthalmology
    • Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology
    • Malian Society of Ophthalmology
    • Mexican Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD MEXICANA DE OFTALMOLOGIA, SC)
    • Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology
    • Middle East Ophthalmological Societies
    • Mongolian Ophthalmological Society
    • Moroccan Ophthalmological Society
      (Societe Marocaine d'Ophthalmologie)
    • Myanmar Ophthalmological Association
    • Nepal Ophthalmic Society
    • Netherlands Ophthalmological Society
      (Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap)
    • Nicaraguan Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD NICARAGUENSE DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Nordic Countries
    • Norwegian Ophthalmological Society
      (Norsk Oftalmologisk Forening)
    • Oman Ophthalmic Society
    • Ophthalmic Society Emirates Medical Association
    • Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh
    • Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Africa
    • Ophthalmological Society of Ethiopia
    • Ophthalmological Society of Ghana
    • Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica
    • Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria
    • Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan
    • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
    • Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan
    • Ophthalmological Society of the West Indies
    • Ophthalmological Society of Zimbabwe
    • Ophthalmologists Association of Armenia
    • Ophthalmology Association of Republika Srpska
    • Ophthalmology Society in Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina
      (UDRUZENJE OFTALMOL)
    • Pacific Eye Care Society
    • Palestinian Ophthalmological Society
    • Palestinian Ophthalmological Society - Jerusalem
    • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
    • Panamanian Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD PANAMENA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Paraguayan Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD PARAGUAYA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Peruvian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedad Peruana de Oftalmologia)
    • Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology
    • Polish Ophthalmological Society
      (POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO OKULISTYCZNE)
    • Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology
      (Sociedade Portuguesa de Oftalmologia)
    • Professional Association Optician Deutschlands
      (BERUFSVERBAND AUGENARZTE DEUTSCHLANDS)
    • Puerto Rican Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD PUERTORRIQUEÑA DE OFTALMOLOGÍA)
    • Romanian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Societatea Romana de Oftalmologie)
    • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
    • Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand
    • Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom
    • Russian Society of Ophthalmologists
    • Salvadorian Association of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD SALVADORENA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Salvadorian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Asociacion Salvadorena de Oftalmologia)
    • Saudi Ophthalmological Society
    • Scientific Society of Ophthalmologists of Azerbaijan
    • Scottish Ophthalmological Club
    • Senegal Ophthalmology Society
      (Societe Senegalaise d' Ophthalmologie)
    • Singapore Society of Ophthalmology
    • Slovak Ophthalmological Society
    • Slovenian Society of Ophthalmology
      (Zdruzenje Oftalmologov Slovenije)
    • Society of Lebanese Ophthalmologists in Lebanon and Abroad
    • Society of Ophthalmology of Turkmenistan
    • Somali Ophthalmological Society
    • Spanish Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Sudanese Ophthalmological Society
    • Swedish Ophthalmological Society
      (Sveriges Ögonläkarförening)
    • Swiss Society of Ophthalmology
      (Schweizerische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft)
    • Syrian Ophthalmological Society
    • Tajikistan Ophthalmology Society
    • Tunisian Ophthalmological Society
      (Societe Tunisienne d'Ophthalmologie)
    • Turkish Ophthalmology Society
      (Türk Oftalmoloji Dernegi)
    • Turkish Republics Ophthalmology Society
      (Turk Cumhuriyetleri Oftalmoloji Dernegi)
    • Ukrainian Ophthalmological Society
    • Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists
    • Uruguayan Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD URUGUAYA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Uzbekistan Ophthalmology Society
    • Venezuelan Society of Ophthalmology
      (SOCIEDAD VENEZOLANA DE OFTALMOLOGIA)
    • Vietnam Ophthalmological Society
      (Benh Vien Mat Trung Uong)
    • West African Society of Ophthalmology
      (Societe Ouest Africaine d'Ophtalmologie)
    • Yemeni Ophthalmological Society
    • Yugoslav Ophthalmological Association