The Anterior Segment Section was approved by the American Academy of Optometry Board of Directors in May 2013. Completion of the Diplomate Program in Anterior Segment is a recognition of that Fellow’s expertise in the area of Anterior Segment Optometry. If you have any questions regarding the Diplomate program, please contact the Diplomate Chair: Dr. Nicholas Colatrella at NickCOD@aol.com The Anterior Segment Section invites Academy Fellows with an interest in Anterior Segment to become a candidate for Diplomate in Anterior Segment. The process is as follows: I. Initiating the Process A. Complete an application and pay a $100 application fee B. Submit a copy of your Curriculum Vitae C. The Diplomate Chair will contact you by email to outline the process and help you get started.
Approximately 7% of Academy Fellows have also achieved the distinction of being a Diplomate. Somce of the benefits of becoming a Diplomate of a Section are:
- Professional growth and goal achievement
- Recognition of extensive skill in their research or practice area
- Participation in a referral network of highly qualified colleagues
- Camaraderie and fellowship with leaders in the field