Mission, Vision and Core Values


The Academy is an internationally-recognized specialty society of ophthalmologists in the Philippines, that exists for the benefit and welfare of its members and the Filipino patients. It aims to ensure access to quality eye care, provided by its competent, qualified members. The Academy commits to continuously develop its members professionally through clinical education, research and practice management, in a collegial and harmonious environment, contributing to ethical, professional and compassionate practice. The Academy strives to sustain its commitment to its members and society by promoting growth of its membership and its assets, forging dynamic, relevant, current and innovative approaches to influence national and regional eye care.


The PAO will be the most admired medical society, recognized locally and internationally, as an exemplary professional development organization committed to the highest standards of patient care.


To uphold the technical and ethical standards of ophthalmology as a profession.


To assume moral responsibility for the reduction and prevention of remediable blindness.


To lead in the information dissemination and public education on primary eye care and preventable eye disease.


To protect and promote the professional needs of PAO Members and to ensure continuing medical education for PAO Members.


• EXCELLENCE: We strive to continually learn & improve so that we may achieve the highest ideals of patient care.

• INTEGRITY: We deal honestly and fairly with the public and with one another. We adhere to the truth at all times.

• RESPECT: While we embrace each other’s differences, we value healthy interaction so that we may enrich the well being of everyone.

• PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICAL CONDUCT: We uphold and subscribe to the essential tenets of our relevant codes on these subjects.

• COMPASSIONATE SERVICE: We provide caring service for all sectors of society, including the marginalized and vulnerable groups.

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