Low Vision - Become a Diplomate

Diplomate status in the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry is a recognition of academic and practical achievement by Academy Fellows in the assessment and management of the rehabilitation needs of persons with impaired vision. The objectives of the Clinical Low Vision Diplomate Program are to develop and maintain a core group of Fellows who have demonstrated broad expertise in the care of the visually impaired. Fellows who have expertise in low vision but who are primarily researchers are encouraged to become candidates of the Low Vision Research Diplomate Program.

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*We are in the process of updating the Research Low Vision Diplomate Program Guide. At this time, we are currently not accepting new applications for the Research Low Vision Track. We anticipate this rewrite process to be completed in 1-2 months. Please contact Dr. Tracy Matchinski at tcmatchin@ico.edu should you have any questions.