Is Your Physician Certified?

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

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Candidates


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

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Diplomates


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

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About the ABO

Founded in 1916, the American Board of Ophthalmology is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States. The ABO was the first American Board established to certify medical specialists and is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Medical Association.

 

News & Announcements


  • The ABO is accepting applications for an experienced, remote-based administrative professional.
  • Due to phone system issues, the ABO Office is presently unable to receive voicemails. If you've had difficulty reaching us, please send an email to info@abop.org. We are working with our vendor to resolve the technical issue as quickly as possible and apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Our page links have recently been updated for 2019; please adjust your bookmarks.
  • 2019 MOC activities are available on your ABO Status Page. If you have questions about your current certification status or pending MOC activities, please contact moc@abop.org. Staff are available to walk you through your next steps.
  • Visit the Diplomate Digest blog for news and events relevant to the ABO's 21,000 diplomates. Posts cover topics of professional achievement, practice excellence, and the certification program of the future.