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  • What We Do

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation supports the Academy's education, quality of care and service programs.

    Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye

    The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye, opening in 2020, will be a state-of-the-art experience for everyone who has ever wondered about the fascinating mechanics of how their eyes actually work. It will also stand as a permanent tribute to the field of ophthalmology. We’re about to introduce the world to the science of sight — and to the people dedicated to protecting it.

    Ophthalmic Education / The ONE® Network

    Used by more than 80,000 ophthalmologists worldwide, the ONE Network is unmatched in its potential to impact patient care. This state-of-the-art resource provides readily accessible, up-to-the-minute diagnostic advancements, surgical techniques and treatment options.

    H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, Center for Quality Eye Care 

    The Hoskins Center promotes the highest standards of care through research, patient care guidelines and clinical care evaluations. Among the center’s initiatives is the Academy’s Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS®) Registry, the nation's only comprehensive eye disease and condition database, which allows ophthalmologists to benchmark patient outcomes to improve care.

    Global Outreach

    For more than 25 years, these programs have provided ophthalmologists in the developing world with the educational resources needed to more effectively treat millions faced with preventable blindness.

    EyeCare America®

    Since 1985, this award-winning program has helped more than 1.8 million people by providing sight-saving care to seniors and at-risk individuals.

    Bruce E. Spivey, MD, Fund for Risk Management Studies

    The Spivey Fund supports the joint efforts of the Academy and the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC) for the development of risk management and patient safety initiatives.

    Michael R. Redmond, MD, Professionalism and Ethics Education Center and Endowment Fund

    With an emphasis on providing better patient care, the Redmond Center develops ethics educational resources, policies and guidelines.