The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. Academy membership is limited to members of the professional eye care team. Find out more about the Academy's mission, programs and history.
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology Governmental Affairs Division20 F Street, NWSuite 400Washington, D.C. 20001-6701Tel: 202.737.6662Fax: 202.737.7061
Academy staff can answer questions regarding Academy membership, activities and products, or general questions regarding ophthalmology. The Academy also provides detailed facts, news and recommendations about eyes and eye care for the public through the EyeSmart® program. This information is reviewed by ophthalmologists and is provided for free, with no membership account or login required.
For specific information about your own health or medical condition, talk to your ophthalmologist or family physician. Academy staff are not able to provide individual medical or insurance advice, or recommend specific doctors. To find an ophthalmologist near you, try Find an Ophthalmologist.
For questions regarding free or low-cost eye care, contact EyeCare America, a program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Media inquiries are handled by Academy Media Relations staff: 415.561.8534. Resources for media professionals are in the Academy Newsroom.
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