Applications are now closed for VBD 2019 testing. If you would like more information about Fellowship please stop by the AAOMC booth.

If you are registered to test and have any questions please contact the AAOMC Fellowship Chair - Caroline Cauchi, OD, FIAO  - cowkey@pacbell.net Testing will take place all day Wednesday May 15th, 2019.

Congratulations to the fellowship candidates who passed at our 2018 conference in Orlando, FL!

Tiffany Truong, OD, FIAOMC          Jonathan Skoner, OD, FIAOMC      Dwight Barnes, OD, FIAOMC       
Kylin Ho, OD, FIAOMC


What is an FIAOMC?

FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ORTHOKERATOLOGY AND MYOPIA CONTROL

  • Fellows have undergone advanced training and rigorous testing to demonstrate their level of expertise in myopia control and orthokeratology

  • A Fellow is the gold standard and represents the highest level of knowledge, ethics and patient care in the myopia control.

  • Fellows serve as mentors and role models for other practitioners as well as the general public.

An individual who possesses intimate, comprehensive knowledge of the concept of Orthokeratology, the process of fitting Orthokeratology lenses (any design) as well as troubleshooting to improve a treatment outcome.  A fellow is a Master of the science and technology of Orthokeratology.

Reasons to become an FIAOMC:

  • Fellows are viewed an authority by patients researching Myopia Control and OrthoK on the web

  • Fellows receive a prominent and distinctive listing on our website’s practitioner search tab

  • The preparation to take the FIAOMC test hons your skills and broadens your knowledge.

  • Patients will see the FIAOMC designation after your name giving you and your staff the opportunity to promote myopia control and orthoK.

  • Members use our website to locate a new doctor for their relocating patients.  They usually refer to a Fellow as their skills have been certified.

What are the duties of an FIAOMC? 

  • To passionately promote the IAO at all conferences and professional situations.

  • To have a willingness to help, educate and serve as a role model/mentor for doctors new to the field.

  • To participate in IAO educational activities including speaking, recording webinars, posting answers on the IAO internet forum, serving on section committees, serving as an FIAO testing mentor or oral reviewer.