The Montana Academy of Ophthalmology (MAO) is the organizational and representative body of the medical eye physicians/surgeons in the State of Montana. Ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) are medical doctors with additional specialized training in all aspects of eye care: medical, surgical, and optical. As medical doctors, Eye MDs and their practices are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for urgent or emergent care.



+ 4 years of college

+ 4 years of medical school

+ 1 year of general medical or surgical internship

+ 3 years (minimum) of tertiary hospital based residency in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.


circle1Promote and advance the science and art of medicine pertaining to the eye.
circle2Encourage and foster the relationships of this specialty to other branches of medicine.
circle3Monitor the related social, economic, and political factors in the state so as to help assure access to and quality of eye care for the citizens of Montana.

OMIC is a medical professional liability carrier approved by the Montana Academy of Ophthalmology. Thanks to MAO’s partnership with OMIC our members are eligible for a discount on their OMIC premium.
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The MAO and its members are committed to their goals. To this end, an office in Helena and Executive Director Nanette Gilbertson are available for assistance, as are individual MAO members.
MAILING: PO Box 794  /  Helena, Montana 59601
OFFICE: 320 Jackson St.  /  Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 443-1570  /  Click here for our contact form