• The Academy honors ophthalmologists from around the world for their work and dedication to the Academy and ophthalmology. Application details and recipients are listed with each award. The first category of awards is specifically for international members, while Additional Awards are open to international and domestic members.

    Awards for International Members

    Additional Awards Open to All Members

    Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award
    Recognizes the contributions of Academy Fellows and Members in selflessly providing medical eye care.

    International Blindness Prevention Award
    Honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the prevention of blindness or restoration of sight worldwide.

    Achievement Award
    Recognizes individuals who participate in Academy activities including the scientific programs at AAO and more than 25 other categories of contribution to the Academy.

    Senior Achievement Award
    Recognizes individuals who participate in Academy activities including the scientific programs at AAO and more than 25 other categories of contribution to the Academy.