• The Achievement Award program recognizes members for their contributions to the Academy, its scientific and educational programs and to ophthalmology.

    Consideration for an Achievement Award

    The award program is based on a cumulative point system; one point is awarded for each area of contribution, and a member can earn a maximum of three points per year. For example, if a member serves on a committee and presents two papers, one instruction course and one poster during the annual meeting, they receive one point for committee participation, only one point for the papers, and one point for the instruction course. They could not receive a fourth point for the poster. Informational posters and exhibits are not awarded points toward the Achievement Award Program

    • 10 points-Individual is eligible to receive an Achievement Award
    • 30 points-Individual is eligible to receive a Senior Achievement Award
    • 60 points-Individual is eligible to receive a Life Achievement Honor Award