Is Your Physician Certified?

Verify your ophthalmologist's Board Certification or search for Board Certified ophthalmologists in your area. 



Learn about the Board Certification process for ophthalmologists, including eligibility, requirements, the Written Qualifying Examination, and the Oral Examination.



Review the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, including required components, available activities, and timelines for lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement.


The American Board of Ophthalmology Celebrates 100 Years

The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is an independent, not-for-profit organization and the nation's oldest medical specialty certifying board, founded in 1916. For 100 years, our mission has been to serve the public by improving the quality of ophthalmic practice through a process of certification and Maintenance of Certification that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. The ABO is one of 24 medical specialty certifying boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

News & Alerts

Attention Diplomates: The ABO has announced a series of important certification program changes for 2017 for current diplomates based on the results of a two-year campaign to engage ophthalmologists in creating the certification program of the future. Designed to build on what practicing ophthalmologists know and do every day in the pursuit of professional excellence, these changes leverage mobile technology, improve program flexibility, and enhance relevance to clinical practice. Read more...