Comprehensive Eye Care Section
To advance clinical excellence in primary eye care involving all optometric specialties across a diverse array of practice modalities.
The mission of the Comprehensive Eye Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry is to serve the educational needs of its membership by advancing research, promoting innovative concepts in primary care, encouraging visionary thinking and supporting professional growth and ethical clinical practice. To achieve this mission, the Section has set forth the following goals.
Achieves the highest standards of clinical practice through the continuous acquisition of new knowledge and quality improvement principles.
Combines state-of-the-art technologies and evidence-based practices to provide full scope patient-centered care
Serves as an entry point for care for the visual, ocular, and systemic health needs of a demographically diverse population; recognizes competing demands of such care; manages the associated comorbidities and chronic conditions; coordinates care with other healthcare professionals
Effectively operates as a member of the patient’s care team; empowers patients through education to enable them to be active participants in their personal care plan; contributes to the advancement of the profession
- Develop, recommend and present continuing education courses, workshops and demonstrations to enhance patient care skills of optometrists interested in the breadth of field encompassed by the primary care practice
- Develop and present Section symposia that highlight recent advances in visual science research and clinical case information in primary care optometry
- Collaborate with other Academy Sections in the joint sponsorship of educational programs
- Set the standards of clinical competency and knowledge for optometrists interested in primary care optometry via the Diplomate Program
- Serve as a source of public information and public awareness on clinical developments and research in the full area of primary care optometry
Section Bylaws: Download in PDF Format