Vision, Mission and Values


To be a global leader in vision health by delivering and advancing innovation, integration, and excellence in education, research and clinical practice.


We shape the future of ophthalmology and vision science by:

  • Educating and mentoring the next generation of clinicians, teachers and scientists;
  • Conducting high impact research, generating innovative technology that includes informatics, and translating discovery to high-quality patient care;
  • Leading in the delivery of the highest quality of patient care;
  • informing public policy to the eye care needs of society, contributing to our communities and improving the health of individuals and populations locally and globally through discovery, application and knowledge communication.



We strive for the highest standards of scholarship, critical thinking, clinical practice, professionalism and leadership.


We promote novel and implementable ideas that improve and advance vision health.


We collaborate, regardless of location or affiliation, in all eye care subspecialties, in all medical disciplines and in all health care professions; with scientists; and with industry.


We respect the ideas, rights, beliefs, dignity and well-being of all faculty, trainees, patients, and staff.


We and all of our activities are accountable to our stakeholders, and to our local and global communities.