• 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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    Real patients explain why they trust ophthalmologists to perform eye surgery

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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 !


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Contact your Senator​

The PAO is seeking support for a new definition of ophthalmic surgery bill. Ask your senator to co-sponsor the bill 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 .