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: 2016 Maintenance of Certification activity registration will open Tuesday, February 16. Highlights of the 2016 program include the elimination of CME/SACME logging, a wider menu of quality improvement activity options, and a reduction in practice assessment data entry points. You can read more about these changes below. Detailed information about MOC will be published next week, and sent to you via emai.

For all current news and alerts, click here or log into your Candidate or MOC Status Page.