Welcome to the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
The Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology (IAO) is a statewide organization representing Iowa Ophthalmologists and their patients. We are an affiliate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The IAO was founded in 1961 as the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. In 1989, the IAO incorporated as the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology. Our current membership includes 85% of Ophthalmologists in Iowa.
The IAO is committed to serving our 150 plus Iowa eye doctors by monitoring state legislation and regulations that pertain to ophthalmic medicine, advocacy on public policy matters, continuing education, and public information regarding eye disease and treatment. We hope you enjoy this informational web-site and encourage you to return often for updates. We also welcome your comments and questions at IowaAcademyOp@aol.com.
Save the Date!
IAO Educational Update/Fundraiser Reception for Governor Branstad
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
West Des Moines Marriott
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
2013 IAO Iowa Educational Update
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Hear what is new in Iowa Ophthalmology!
Local Update on the Femtosecond Laser by James A. Davison, MD
Corneal Crosslinking by Mark A. Greiner, MD
Increased Dose AntiVEGF Therapy by Jared S. Nielsen, MD
The State of the AAO by AAO Regional Representative John D. Peters, MD
The State of the IAO by President Brian K. Privett, MD
Fundraiser Reception for Governor Terry Branstad
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
West Des Moines Marriott
Hosted in part by:
Jared S. Nielsen, MD
Iowa Ophthalmology PAC
(if you would like information about being on the host committee for this event, please contact Tess Young at IowaAcademyOp@aol.com or 515-984-6383)
Watch for more details to come, but SAVE THE DATE!
Information for the Public
Iowa Ophthalmologists are committed to education on eye diseases, injuries, infections, and vision correction. Let your Ophthalmologist help you learn to take care of your eyes at every age. See the resources above!
Vision Screening for Children
Iowa Ophthalmologists follow the policies of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and recommend timely screenings for the early detection and treatment of eye and vision problems in America’s children. This includes screening in the preschool years and at various intervals throughout elementary school. Many serious eye conditions, which can be found at screening, are treatable if identified during the preschool and early school-aged years and referral is made to an eye doctor at that time.
To find out about vision screening services in Iowa, see: