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Dr. Rick Bendel was featured on local news as part of the new pediatric vision-screening program starting out in Jacksonville. FSO is partnering with several eye-screening organizations to get children under the age of 5 tested. The society will visit summer camps, day cares and libraries with a human-sized eagle mascot named "Eagle Eye."

Child with Eye Patch

On Wednesday, April 1, at the urging of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and other health organizations, the Florida Senate designated August 2015 as "Amblyopia Awareness Month" to educate Florida parents on the importance of vision screening at an early age.

Fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. Recognizing this fact, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO)—joined by two Florida senators, Joseph Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach) and Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach) - launched its first-ever pediatric vision screening awareness campaign: August’s Amblyopia Awareness Month, as designated by the Florida Senate.

Join us for the 2016 Masters in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL, the weekend of June 10-12, 2016. We look forward to seeing you there!


There has been a recent change in the Florida law regarding co-management of patients. The new law took effect on July 1, 2013. The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and its general counsel have worked closely with OMIC to develop two sample forms to aid you in compliance with the new law.

The following individuals were elected to serve as officers of the FSO for the 2015-2016 membership year. The FSO board approved the nominations at its board meeting held in Palm Beach, FL on June 26, 2015. The FSO membership voted unanimously to approve the slate.


Because Florida law currently fails to describe the recognized risks of cataract surgery, a substantial number of "recognized risks" associated with cataract surgery continue to be improperly reported to regulators as "Code 15" adverse incidents.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) presented awards at their Masters in Ophthalmology 2015 annual meeting held at the Breakers in Palm Beach on June 26-28. The awards were given out at the annual business meeting. READ MORE

Masters in Ophthalmology 2014 Logo

Revisit the 2014 Masters in Ophthalmology Meeting with very special presentations recreated in a desktop, laptop and tablet friendly format featuring complete audio and slides from the our main program as well as from our Sunday sub-specialty Workshops.