• What We Do

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

    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.

    Museum of Vision
    The museum is the only institution of its kind dedicated to telling the stories of ophthalmology’s visionaries, contributions and medical breakthroughs.

    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.

    Robert A. Copeland Jr., MD, Advocacy Education Fund
    The Copeland Fund enables residents to attend the Academy's Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C. to see advocacy in action for our profession.