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Code of Ethics

It Shall be the Ideal, the Resolve, and the Duty of the Members of the American Optometric Association:

TO KEEP the visual welfare of the patient uppermost at all times;

TO PROMOTE in every possible way, in collaboration with the Association, better care of the visual needs of mankind;

TO ENHANCE continuously their educational and technical proficiency to the end that their patients shall receive the benefits of all acknowledged improvements in visual care;

TO SEE THAT no person shall lack for visual care, regardless of his financial status;

TO ADVISE the patient whenever consultation with an optometric colleague or reference for other professional care seems advisable;

TO HOLD in professional confidence all information concerning a patient and to use such data only for the benefit of the patient;

TO CONDUCT themselves as exemplary citizens;

TO MAINTAIN their offices and their practices in keeping with professional standards;

TO PROMOTE and maintain cordial and unselfish relationships with members of their own profession and of other professions for the exchange of information to the advantage of mankind.

Rochester Optometric Society
Dr. Mark Parsons,
President
500 Kreag Road
Rochester, NY 14534
Phone:585.249.8300