By: Posted On: 11/06/2015
Academy 2015 New Orleans was the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the theme of the meeting was Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice®. Highlights of the meeting included nearly 250 hours of continuing education (CE) courses, scientific presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 150 booths. More than 7,400 optometrists, vision care professionals, vision scientists and optometry students from around the world attended this prestigious meeting.
Approximately 7% of Fellows of the AAO have achieved the distinction of being a Diplomate. Professionals who become Fellows of the Academy must complete a rigorous candidacy process. Candidates submit extensive written work and must also pass an oral examination. A panel of leading optometrists and vision scientists must approve both the written work and oral examination. Less than ten percent of practicing optometrists are Fellows of the Academy. Fellows of the AAO constantly strive for the highest professional standards. The AAO annual meetings are recognized as presenting the latest in research and information on patient and vision care.
About the American Academy of Optometry
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) enhances excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange.
The next annual meeting of the Academy will be November 9-12, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. For more information, visit the website: http://www.aaopt.org.