The educational program provided by the Academy strives to improve the professionalism of the ocularist by providing access to scholarly discourse in the field. Courses provided by the Academy address issues of importance to the certified ocularist including but not limited to the conduct of research, the presentation of research, and the application of evidence based research to the individual ocularist's practice of ocularistry.
The International Academy of Ocularistry as 501c(6) organization is able to act to advance the interests of its membership and the patients they represent.
Mission Statement: To establish and improve the base of academic knowledge in the field of ocular prosthetics, and to promote innovation that will improve the care of patients with ocular prosthetics.
Vision Statement: Rigorous evidence based scholarly research that improves the lives of patients with ocular prosthetics.