American Optometric Association, Code of Ethics - Eye Health Nepal

American Optometric Association, Code of Ethics


American Optometry Association

Code of Ethics

It shall be ideal, resolve, and duty of all optometrists:

TO KEEP their patients' eye, vision, and general health paramount at all times;

TO RESPECT the rights and dignity of patients regarding their health care decisions;


TO ADVISE their patients whenever consultation with, or referral to another optometrist or other health professional is appropriate;


TO ENSURE confidentiality and privacy of patients' protected health and other personal information;


TO STRIVE to ensure that all persons have access to eye, vision, and general health care;


TO ADVANCE their professional knowledge and proficiency to maintain and expand competence to benefit their patients;


TO MAINTAIN their practices in accordance with professional health care standards;


TO PROMOTE ethical and cordial relationships with all members of the health care community;


TO RECOGNIZE their obligation to protect the health and welfare of society; and


TO CONDUCT themselves as exemplary citizens and professionals with honesty, integrity, fairness, kindness and compassion