“The Process…” – Becoming a Diplomate

The video above is comprised of your colleagues who have found great value in following the “path” of becoming a Diplomate in our Section and continuing to grow in knowledge, experience and friendship through those lifelong connections:

Diplomates of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies are Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry who are recognized for their knowledge and expertise in cornea; contact lenses and/or refractive technology. Diplomates of the section have both a deep and broad base of knowledge in all phases of corneal anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on either clinical contact lens or refractive technology. For those who have expertise in cornea, contact lenses or refractive technology but do not provide patient care, please see the guidelines for the Research Diplomates of the section.

At the bottom of this page, you will find a link to download the “Diplomate Candidate Guides” which outline in great detail the process of becoming a Diplomate as well as the ability to download a sample case report (clinical track).

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If you would like to speak to someone about the Diplomate Process, fill out this informational form:

Download the Diplomate Candidate Guide for Research Track Candidates here:

Download the 2022 Diplomate Candidate Guide for Contact Lens or Refractive Technology Clinical Track Candidates here – NOTE, this does NOT INCORPORATE the new “Modernization” – for that – click here:

Download a sample Case Report for Contact Lens Clinical Track Candidates here: