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American Academy of Ophthalmology
Senior Ophthalmologists (SOs)

Who We Are
The seniors of the Academy are members 60 years of age and over who have had a successful ophthalmic career and have benefited from and appreciated being involved with the Academy. We are a diverse group with diverse goals, including sharing experiences, preparing for retirement and providing support to the Academy and our younger colleagues who will follow in our footsteps.

Senior Ophthalmologist (SO) Committee
The committee is our interface with the Academy leadership.

This quarterly newsletter for senior ophthalmologists is mailed to active Academy members age 60 and older. Read the latest issue (1067K PDF).

SO Events at AAO 2015 in Las Vegas
The SO Committee plans for another great year of courses and events that are specific to our SO membership. Stay tuned for more information on AAO 2015, Nov. 14-17 in Las Vegas.

Practice Transitions
From mentoring to volunteering, contributors to Scope reflect on the transition from surgery and full-time practice toward retirement.

Resources and Links
The Museum of Vision
Some have contributed to the history of ophthalmology, others have contributed artifacts, and many have lived the recent history of our profession. The Museum of Vision preserves our heritage with collections of instruments, biographies and oral histories, plus historical research that celebrates our profession's unique contributions to science and health. Take an online tour of its award-winning collections, and offer suggestions to

This online ophthalmic encyclopedia is an educational resource for all, but it also is a growing collaborative site where ophthalmologists around the world can contribute content and edit clinical articles. If you are interested in getting involved, a good place to start is the list of suggested topics.

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Foundation raises financial support and implements programs that advance ophthalmic education resulting in the best possible eye care for the public. Learn more about volunteer opportunities or make a gift today.