Message From the President
The Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology is the association of Minnesota eye physicians and surgeons (Eye M.D.s). Our mission is the preservation of your eye health! For almost 100 years, the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, a non-profit organization, has been serving Minnesotans by encouraging and cultivating the study of, and research in, the specialty of medical science known as ophthalmology.
Your Eye M.D.s (ophthalmologists) have completed extensive training. After receiving an undergraduate degree, we then attend medical school to complete a doctorate of medicine (MD) degree. Graduating doctors who show a special interest and aptitude in eye problems then complete another year of general medical and surgical training called an internship, followed by an additional 3 to 6 years of residency and fellowship programs in ophthalmology. Over this time, we learn the critical aspects of taking care of your eyes. This includes determining exactly what may be wrong with your eyes and treating them in the best possible way. This treatment could be through glasses or contact lenses, medical management (including medications such as eye drops or pills), or surgery. Your ophthalmologists are great resources who are here to help you understand your individual eye concerns, provide treatment options for your eye health needs, and advocate for you to ensure your vision and eye health throughout life.
The Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology prioritizes the constant exchange of ideas, the continuing education of its members, and the elevation of research and technology that will improve patient care. Our members are united in their commitment to advancing the highest quality eye care for all Minnesotans. We also seek to educate and empower our patients so that you are always an active partner in your health care.
For more information on the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, please contact us.
D. Wilkin Parke III, M.D.
President, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology