• Welcome to PAO

    Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology - The Eye Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Safe Eye Surgery

    Ophthalmologists - The Eye Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Legislation

    Learn more about legislation relating to Ophthalmology

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Join Now

There are many reasons Pennsylvania Ophthalmologists should join the PAO. Member Benefits include savings on your malpractice insurance and having your interests represented in the state legislature. Join today !

Coding and Reimbursement
PAO Members who need assistance with a coding or reimbursment issue can submit questions to pao@pamedsoc.org. Members also receive two Coding and Reimbursement issues of our newsletter FOCUS.

Patient Information

Only ophthalmologists can deliver total eye care: primary, secondary, and tertiary (i.e., vision services, eye glasses, contact lenses, eye examinations, medical eye care, and surgical eye care), diagnose general diseases of the body, and treat eye manifestations of systemic disease. Learn more about your eye health at eyeSmart .

Give to PAO PAC

Senate Bill 795, which defines eye surgery as the practice of medicine was introduced in the Senate.  Help support our legislative efforts by contributing to PA Ophthalmology PAC today!

What is an Ophthalmologist?

Only an Ophthalmologist – an eye physician and surgeon – is qualified to provide the full range of eye care, from treating eye diseases with medicine to performing eye surgery to prescribing eyeglasses to correct vision. To learn more about your eye care providers, go to www.geteyesmart.org .