Comprehensive Eye Care is a focus of practice activity that emphasizes the development and maintenance of a high level of knowledge and clinical ability over the entire area of eye/vision care and associated areas of eye-related health care.
The purpose of the Diplomate of the Comprehensive Eye Care Section program is to emphasize that diplomates must continually increase their competence in their practice of primary care optometry. The Diplomate Program is a distinction achieved by doctors of optometry who strive through their practice activities and through this program to attain a level of excellence in patient management beyond the regular American Academy of Optometry Fellowship program.
The mission of the Comprehensive Eye Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry is to serve the educational needs of its membership by advancing research, promoting innovative concepts in primary care, encouraging visionary thinking and supporting professional growth and ethical clinical practice. To achieve this mission, the Section has set forth the following goals.