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About Us:

The Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP) is the statewide organization that represents ophthalmologists, ophthalmologic surgeons, and their patients. CSEP promotes the highest standards of healthcare delivery through continuing medical education for ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, and other members of the eye care team. We provide information for patients and promote quality care through legislative initiatives and advocacy on insurance issues. Medically trained ophthalmologists and ophthalmologic surgeons are the eye care specialists with the most extensive and advanced training and are uniquely positioned to deliver both primary and specialized eye care.

Our Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (Eye M.D.s) is to act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine and surgery in Connecticut; to foster the use of its member’s talents, knowledge, and skills as medically educated and clinically trained ophthalmologists for the benefit of the public; to serve as the patients advocate in promoting quality medical and/or surgical care for individuals with ophthalmologic disease; to encourage members to be the managers of total medical and surgical eye care; to advance the knowledge, science, and practice of ophthalmology and assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein and to preserve the integrity of the profession of ophthalmology; to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, social, and economic aspects of ophthalmology in Connecticut; to support local medical professional organizations, coordinate with national, state, and regional organizations and to represent the views and wishes of its membership before governing bodies of the American Academy of Ophthalmology – the Eye M.D. Association; and to participate in the development and implementation of regulations and laws affecting the practice of ophthalmology and the delivery of quality medical eye care in the best interests of the patient-public.

Eye M.D. Education Mission Statement:

The Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians (CSEP), through its continuing education programs, is committed to advancing the highest standards of eye care, and to protecting and improving the eye health and vision of our communities. The semi-annual scientific education programs of CSEP are designed for ophthalmologists and their staff to learn about recent advances in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases and conditions, offered through symposia, scientific papers, posters and videos. The target audience of CSEP includes ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, practice managers, and physicians-in-training. CSEP programs are designed to meet the educational needs of its members and the objectives set forth by the CSEP Education Committee. CSEP activities range from didactic lectures to participatory activities, which are approved for CME credit when appropriate. CSEP recommends that its target audience will incorporate into their daily practice the best practices presented. Specific competency, performance and patient outcome goals from each CSEP program are proposed by the presenters and evaluated by its target audience.

Vincent de Luise MD
CSEP Education Committee Co-Chair
Reviewed February 14, 2022

-Revised 2/14/22