Retired Status Policy

Effective 01/01/2017

Diplomates no longer engaged in the active practice of ophthalmology and who have ended their professional career may notify the ABO to establish Retired Status by submitting a form to info@abop.org. Submission constitutes official notification and acknowledgement of the following requirements:

  • You are no longer engaged in the practice of ophthalmology and have ended your working or professional career.
  • You will be publicly reported as “Retired” along with your certification history.

Retired Status is not available if you have voluntarily or involuntarily suspended practice with the intention to return at a later date. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Temporary leaves of absence
  • Temporary interruption of current practice for illness or disability

To change to Retired Status, please request the Retired Status form.