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:

  1. To cultivate an atmosphere of mentorship for Fellows interested in providing high-quality clinical glaucoma care;
  2. To provide a constructive and stimulating avenue for professional growth;
  3. To provide a practical program for candidates to enhance their clinical capabilities in glaucoma care;
  4. To enhance the overall level of competency in Optometric delivery of glaucoma care;
  5. To promote evidence-based delivery of care;
  6. To attract both junior and senior clinicians;
  7. 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;
  8. To promote leadership qualities in candidates;
  9. 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.

Download additional information about the process of the Glaucoma Section Diplomate Program here. Download the application form here.

Please click here to see guidance for writing glaucoma case reports for the Glaucoma Section Diplomate Program.