AAO eBooks 17+

American Academy of Ophthalmology, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



In the busy, demanding profession of ophthalmology, it is important to have access to up-to-date, reliable information at all times. With the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s eBook app, you get convenient access to essential Academy textbooks from your iPad or iPhone. Download this free app to:
• Search, browse and access your purchased eBooks online, or download them for offline use
• Quickly find relevant images and videos
• Customize your learning with easy highlighting, note-taking and bookmarking
• Participate in activities that provide opportunities for earning continued medical education (CME) credits (selected titles only, see individual publications for more information)

Academy publications are written and reviewed by expert ophthalmologists and are designed to help you improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. Academy eBooks must be purchased from the Academy before they can be accessed via the app. First, download this app to your device, then visit AAO Store to make your purchase. Return to the Academy eBook app anytime you want to read your eBooks.

About the Academy:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons with more than 32,000 members worldwide. Eye health care is provided by the three "O's" – ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. It is the ophthalmologist who has the education and training to treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery. Ophthalmologists provide comprehensive eye care, ranging from optical to medical to surgical.
The mission of the Academy is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.
Academy members are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for every individual they treat by helping each to see his or her best and by protecting their patients' vision and eye health throughout life. Academy members are committed to responding compassionately to their patients' individual needs and to advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

What’s New

Version 7.0.6

Minor bug fixes, feature enhancements, and expanded device compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

joe2120 ,

Getting there

iPad user: The app is starting to have more potential for resident training but is missing some crucial functions and glitch fixes that would make the expensive price tag of the BCSC ebooks worthwhile. Best addition to the most recent update that gives it real potential is the search function across multiple textbooks. The quality of that search function could be improved if the screen didn’t lock with the word on top when clicking the arrow through the found words. It makes it impossible to see the context of the word other than the text below and requires leaving the search function in order to do so. Maintaining the ability to scroll as usual while also skipping through the found words would be ideal. Occasionally, the search function freezes and requires restarting the app. Notably, the new version unfortunately still lacks a user friendly highlighter function as previous reviewers requested from the older versions - spotty text selection and multiple clicks to make a highlight aren’t efficient enough to make this function worthwhile. A highlighter on and off button with less glitchy text selection would make all the difference. Overall, the app is getting better with the most recent update but for the price of the ebooks, I still don’t think it is worth the purchase for most trainees. If the AAO developers are able to take into consideration some of the above issues, I could see this becoming an essential purchase for training and practicing ophthalmologists but it is not quite there yet.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions. We have been making updates since June to address some of the issues you've identified here, and we'll continue to make improvements to address the usability concerns regarding highlighting an search in particular. Please let us know how we're doing--you can reach out to us at onefeedback@aao.org.

tommyboy291 ,


Nice job! It's great to finally be able to keep your Focal Points and other resources all in one place.

Spree1232 ,

Unable to log in to account

I can no longer log into my work account as of today.

Developer Response ,

Please contact us if you continue to have issues logging in. Our Customer Support staff or would be happy to help. You can reach us at onefeedback@aao.org.

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