Glaucoma Section – The Many Benefits of Becoming a Diplomate
The Glaucoma Section was approved by the American Academy of Optometry Board of Directors in November 2014. Completion of the Diplomate Program in Glaucoma is a recognition of that Fellow’s expertise in the area of Clinical Glaucoma Care. Objectives of the Diplomate program include:
- To cultivate an atmosphere of mentorship for Fellows interested in providing high-quality clinical glaucoma care;
- To provide a constructive and stimulating avenue for professional growth;
- To provide a practical program for candidates to enhance their clinical capabilities in glaucoma care;
- To enhance the overall level of competency in Optometric delivery of glaucoma care;
- To promote evidence-based delivery of care;
- To attract both junior and senior clinicians;
- To provide a mechanism for developing referral networks in which OD’s can confidently refer glaucoma patients to OD’s in other locales when patients move to new communities;
- To promote leadership qualities in candidates;
- To distinguish oneself as a leader in the field of glaucoma.
If you have any questions regarding the Diplomate program, please contact the Diplomate Chair: Dr. Michael Sullivan-Mee.
Please click here to see guidance for writing glaucoma case reports for the Glaucoma Section Diplomate Program.