The AAOMC Helps Patients & Practitioners
Welcome to the American Academy of Orthokeratology & Myopia Control. We convene, train, inform and empower the specialization of myopia management.
Help ensure healthy vision for years to come. Learn about myopia, ortho-k, and find a specialist in your area.
AAOMC provides a comprehensive range of resources and education for eye care providers.
Serving Doctors & Patients
Learn more about the myopia, myopia management and what to expect from the Ortho-K process.
Finding Myopia Care
Patients can search our database of certified AAOMC Myopia Care providers.
Practitioners are encouraged to attend conferences, both live and remote to learn the latest methodologies improving patient lives.
Webinars & Videos
Videos and webinars are available as educational tools and to empower both patients and practitioner for better decision-making around myopia care.
The journey to be a fellow with the AAOMC is rigorous and currently, there are fewer than 200 FIAOMCs world-wide. Patients can locate AAOMC Fellows.
Tools for Practitioners
Training materials, videos, recorded live webinars and more are available for the public. Membership opens several new tiers of available resources.
To support, promote and advance the science of orthokeratology and myopia control through quality education and scientific information.
Empowering practitioners and the public to create a world where myopia-related diseases are eliminated.
Become an AAOMC Member
Join the AAOMC today to stay at the forefront of the latest developments in myopia management and offer your patients the best possible care. Member Benefits include:
- Practice Listing on the Doctor Finder
- Access to our Google Group where members share insights
- Discounts on Vision by Design
- Opportunity to gain the IACMM and FIAOMC designations
- Certificate of Membership
Attend Vision by Design 2023
Our roots go back to the very beginnings of Orthokeratology and as such our board and membership not only represent the pioneers of Ortho-k but also those dedicated to pushing this field to new heights. The AAOMC, through our workshops, courses, and fellowship program, allows our members to grow in competence and demonstrate this ability to their peers and the public. Through our innovations, the AAOMC forwards the science of Orthokeratology.
We’re a passionate community with a mission to elevate modern practice. Welcome to the future of specialty care for patients struggling with myopia.
So, What is Ortho-k?
This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.
This safe and effective treatment can correct near-sightedness (including high prescriptions), farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (blurred near vision). It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not ready for surgery. Click on the video below to learn more!
Distinctive Care for Patients
Patients worldwide are seeing tremendous benefits through ortho-k. Many doctors have become highly interested in providing a course of myopia management for their younger pateints to get in front of future problems. With the rise of screen use, the issue is only becoming more pronounced. The AAOMC exists to empower both providers and patients with tools to beat myopia together!
Scaling The Optometric Specialty
The demand for myopia care has created a growing need for ortho-k providers. The AAOMC can help ODs find their next steps into the myopia management space. Then, our membership tracks allow for training and sharpening of skills related to this practice. Doctors can leverage our group of experts for insights, tools, and training to scale the speciality care at their office.