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.


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's Privacy Policy was updated on May 24, 2018. Click here to review.
  • Some of our pages have recently changed; please update your bookmarks.
  • Visit the Diplomate Digest blog for news and current events. The purpose of Diplomate Digest is to facilitate discussion about topics that matter to the Board's community of 16,000 diplomates. Posts cover topics of professional achievement, practice excellence, and ways you can contribute to the co-design of the certification program of the future. 
  • 2018 MOC activities are available online on your ABO Status Page. If you have questions about your current certification status or pending MOC activities, contact Staff are available to walk you through your next steps.