For more than 30 years, the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO) has been dedicated to the prevention of global blindness through education and service.

Foundation funding has enabled the development of innovative educational programs for ophthalmologists; facilitated vital health policy research; and helped to improve patient care to save the sight of millions worldwide. The Academy programs and services we support significantly impact communities on every continent.

Whether it's providing critical educational resources to physicians in the developing world, administering no-cost services to underserved patients in the United States, or educating ophthalmologists on the latest surgical advancements, the FAAO's mission is to support the Academy's programs so people everywhere – from Indiana to India – can live a life without blindness or visual impairment. 

Donor Spotlights

 David Goodwin

Knights Templar Eye Foundation Gives $1 Million in Support of the ONE Network

This exceptional gift will establish The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center on the ONE Network. 

"We are proud to expand our relationship with the Academy and contribute to the advancement of ophthalmic education through this innovative new resource,” said KTEF President David D. Goodwin.



Dr. Allan D. and Claire S. Jensen Establish Redmond Center

With a $500,000 donation to the Foundation, the Jensens have established the Michael R. Redmond, MD Professionalism and Ethics Education Center. The Redmond Center will build on the Academy's existing Ethics Program, creating a more relevant and global resource center for ethics and professionalism.



Dr. Charles R. and Judith G. Munnerlyn Give $1 Million

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges Dr. Charles R. and Judith G. Munnerlyn for making one of the largest individual gifts in Academy history.

Their contribution will be used to advance laser surgery education for ophthalmologists around the world.




Richard A. Zorab Memorial Fund
in Support of the ONE Network
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Richard Zorab

Richard A. Zorab
1946 - 2014

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