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Benefits for International Members


No registration fee for the Annual Meeting
The Academy’s Annual Meeting is the largest ophthalmic conference in the world, offering a wide range of scientific sessions, papers, posters, exhibits, video programs and instruction courses. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans.

Print subscription to Ophthalmology, the Academy’s scientific journal

Ophthalmology is the premier journal offering full-length, peer-reviewed reports of original research. It is consistently ranked first among all U.S. publications by ophthalmic readers surveyed by an independent body. Each month, members receive valuable information about surgical techniques, treatment methods, drug studies, pathophysiology, genetics and clinical trials.

Online subscription to Ophthalmology and OphSource
Members can access the full text of Ophthalmology through OphSource, including links to related articles, cross-journal searches, access to Medline, e-mail alerts for new issues, past issues, video clips, online-only articles and more. OphSource is a convenient online resource providing access to full-text issues of ophthalmology publications, as well as free tables of contents, article abstracts and e-alerts.

Access to the Ophthalmic News & Education (ONE®) Network
The Academy’s new education platform is the most comprehensive online resource in ophthalmology. O.N.E. provides you with the ability to quickly access relevant clinical information from an extensive, up-to-date ophthalmic knowledge base.

  • Find fast answers using a targeted search.
  • Customize your ONE Network home page.
  • Access lifelong learning tools including free self-assessment with automated remediation.
  • Build your own custom learning plan.
  • Search and review evidence-based standards of care.

Enjoy free, full-text access to top-rated, peer-reviewed publications:

  • Ophthalmology
  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology Clinics of North America
  • Survey of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology

CME Reporting and Transcripts
At CME Central, you can keep a record of all your continuing medical education credits. Report credits earned through Academy activities via fax, mail or online at Credits earned from non-Academy activities must be reported online only. You may also review and print a copy of your complete CME transcript quickly and easily through CME Central.

Online access to EyeNet, the Academy's monthly magazine
EyeNet is the Academy's official magazine and delivers practical clinical information that can be applied immediately in patient care, plus coverage of a broad range of subjects of interest to ophthalmologists, including ophthalmic business, news, and editorials—all in a concise, highly readable format. You can also purchase a one year subscription (10 printed versions) for $76, which covers shipping and handling costs. To subscribe, visit

Subscription to Academy Express
Academy Express is e-mailed weekly to ophthalmologists around the globe, offering a quick look at highlights from peer-reviewed clinical journals, opinions from leading experts in the field, and news from the Academy, including the latest on the Annual Meeting and other educational opportunities and products.


Discounts on products, programs, materials and services
As an Academy member, you receive special pricing on Academy products and services.

Biographical listing in the Academy's Member Directory
The Member Directory is considered the most comprehensive "Who's Who" of ophthalmologists worldwide.

Listing in Find an Eye M.D., the Academy's online listing of practicing members

Please note: Listings in the Directory and Find an Eye M.D. are based upon approval of membership by the Board of Trustees during the Annual Meeting. You cannot appear in Find an Eye M.D. until the beginning of the year following approval as a Candidate for membership.


American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE)
AAOE, a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, offers the following benefits to Academy members:

  • AAO/AAOE Benchmarking Survey.
  • EMR Central - An online resource to help you select an EMR system.
  • Allied Health Recruitment & Training Tool Kit - An online resource to help your practice become more effective in recruiting and retaining ophthalmic medical personnel.


EyeCare America®
In 2007, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology launched its new online eye health resource, This award-winning public service Web site focuses on preserving sight by raising awareness about eye disease, risk factors and treatment options, and providing a trusted online source for Academy members to send their patients. The site contains dozens of articles created by the Academy and reviewed by ophthalmologists with links to current treatments and eye anatomy.


Access to Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam preparation materials
The MOC Exam Study Kit™ is available online as part of the Ophthalmic News & Education (O.N.E.™) Network. The kit provides access to 10 practice emphasis areas and Core Ophthalmic Knowledge. Each of these sections includes three exam preparation tools: Study Outline, Study Questions and Timed Exams.

Subscription to YO Info™
YO Info is the Academy's e-newsletter for young ophthalmologists (YOs), which includes those in training or in their first few years of practice. It provides helpful information about practice management, coding and insurance, balancing work and family, and many other relevant issues. Your also learn more about resources and services that are already available to you from the Academy and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE).


International Center Site
The International Center offers convenient access to information and resources that are of special interest to members outside the United States. The International Center site was developed to provide an online resource for information such as visa instructions for traveling to the Annual Meeting, language assistance, an ophthalmic meetings calendar and society database, and content from Ophthalmology and EyeNet.

News and Notices for International Members
News and Notices for International Members is a quarterly electronic newsletter developed for Academy members practicing outside the United States. It is designed to keep you informed of the many programs, services and resources the Academy has available for you. We welcome your feedback. Please send questions, comments or suggestions for future editions to

Annual Meeting International Center
The Academy offers a lounge specifically for international attendees at the Academy's Annual Meeting. The International Center is an ideal place to meet with or leave notes for fellow international attendees and to learn more about Academy programs for international ophthalmologists. Spanish, Portuguese and French-speaking interpreters are available to assist you with Annual Meeting details and other issues regarding your stay in Orlando. Admittance is by attendee badge.

International Ophthalmologist Education Award
The International Ophthalmologist Education Award was developed to recognize international Academy members who pursue lifelong education in ophthalmology. To qualify, international members need to complete 90 continuing education (CME) credits over a period of three years. Half the credits must be Academy-sponsored CME. To apply go to After applying, members are responsible for recording their Academy and non-Academy CME on their online CME transcript at Award recipients are honored with a certificate and recognized in EyeNet and Academy Express. (This award is only for international members who have completed their training.)

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