Special Interest Groups

Academy Sections and Special Interest Groups provide a forum for member discussions, professional enhancement and recognition. In addition,  these groups provide the Academy with important contributions from various fields of study or practice. To learn more, visit the pages listed below.


Fellows Doing Research SIG

The mission of this community-based clinical research SIG is to advance the ocular health of the public through community based research. This will be accomplished by training Academy Fellows in the concepts and techniques necessary for multi-center clinical research. Early emphasis will be on projects to address essential questions such as:  population norms, prevalence data, repeatability and correlation of common clinical tests with symptoms and/or general disease status. Training Academy Fellows from a broad range of practice settings, rather than specialists or tertiary care providers, will allow access to patients from a broad range of ethnicity, socio-economic and health status.