Message from the PAOF Chair

May 24, 2021From the PAOF Chair

Dear Colleagues:

I know you believe in Pan-Americanism. The Pan-American is about relationships. The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) and the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF) have the unique ability to reach across countries and cultures in an incredible mosaic of collaboration to create programs in prevention of blindness and to offer lifelong education and cultural exchange among ophthalmologists. This is a cause worth supporting.

The Pan-American’s Circle of Vision was established to acknowledge those individual members, industry partners and foundations who give an annual leadership gift to the Foundation. Gifts to the Circle of Vision help the Pan-American to expand its education and prevention of blindness programs throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Your gift to the Circle of Vision will demonstrate the strength of your commitment to advancing the Pan-American’s mission and will underscore the leading role you are playing in helping to sustain the organization today and in the future.  Learn more about the Circle of Vision here:

Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to support Pan-Americanism and education in Ophthalmology!


Jorge E. Valdez MD PhD
Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation (PAOF)