Each individual admitted to Academy Fellowship is expected to: 

  • Live up to the Membership Pledge and Agreement that is signed at the time of submitting the application. 
  • Regularly attend the annual meeting
  • Contribute to the work of the Academy by serving on a committee when requested, submitting papers, posters and/pr courses to the annual meeting and other Academy sponsored educational and scientific programs, encouraging research in optometry, and being active in an Academy chapter if one is available. 
  • Sponsor additional candidates for Fellowship and serve as a mentor for candidates when invited. 
  • Fulfill requirements under Maintenance of Fellowship