Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology
The Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology (ALAO) is a medical association located in Montgomery, Ala., comprised of ophthalmologists who are licensed to practice medicine in Alabama and/or other states. The purpose of ALAO is the promotion and advancement of ophthalmic medicine in all phases.
The business of the Society is conducted by a Board of Directors and Executive Director. Board meetings are held periodically at various locations throughout the state and each summer at the Southern Eye Congress in Sandestin, Florida.
The Board elects a President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer to oversee its operations.
ALAO co-hosts an annual Southest Eye Regional Scientific Meeting each summer with the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee Academies of Ophthalmology. The meeting is open to ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, and office administrators from throughout the country.
ALAO works in conjunction with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, on legislative issues at the state and federal levels. See www.alabamamedicine.org.
ALAO is represented at the national level by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). See www.aao.org.
ALAO provides complimentary eye care services to disadvantaged Alabamians through its 501 (c) (3) EyeCare Alabama program. As of January, 2015, EyeCare Alabama had provided over One-Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) of free eye care services to over four-thousand disadvantaged Alabamians.