Fellowship

What is an FIAO?

What is an FIAO?

Reasons to Become a Fellow (FIAO)

Reasons to Become a Fellow (FIAO)

FIAO Testing Protocol 

FIAO Testing Protocol 


FIAO Maintenance Requirements

1.       Dues:

  • Must be renewed for current year by 1/31/20XX
  • If delinquent, fellow will receive a phone call to their office
    • If there is a lapse (renewal after 1/31/20xx), the doctor will be removed from the website
    • Fee for reinstatement ($100 + cost of dues)
    • Must pay all back dues

2.      Ortho-K Promoting Activities:  3 of the following in two years

  • Attend section meeting (even if not your own section)  
  • Mentor an FIAO candidate
  • Sit on a final oral FIAO testing committee panel
  • Participate actively in the newbie mentor program
  • Publish an Ortho-K article in a peer reviewed journal
  • Lecture on Ortho-K at a professional meeting (excludes presentation on behalf of a vendor)
  • Lecture on Ortho-K at an educational institution
  • Actively participate in the IAO or section Google group or Ortho-K social media (minimum of 3 educational postings/month)
  • Other:  If you are promoting the IAO or your section in some other manner (that is not simply self-promotion) contact your chair to determine if this qualifies

3.      Compliance

  • Both categories must be met at the end of 2017, 2019, 2021, etc. (i.e. every two years) . 
  • All documentation must be submitted by December 31st of the deadline year to your Section Fellowship Committee Chair
  • Failure to renew membership will result in removal from website
  • Failure to provide maintenance documentation will result in
    • The prominent FIAO designation being removed from the section and IAO website
    • Name removed from FIAO search (not practitioner search)
  • Reinstatement of designation will occur once
    • The required points are achieved
    • The reinstatement fee of $150 is paid
  • Member will still retain FIAO designation for use in private practice

                                                                                                                                                                                Revised 11/2016