LONGMONT, Colo. – Aimee Verner, M.D. has successfully completed the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Oral Examination. Dr. Verner is now a Diplomate of the Board, more commonly known as a board-certified ophthalmologist.
The American Board of Ophthalmology, based in Doylestown, PA., establishes educational standards for ophthalmic residents and evaluates the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of ophthalmologists. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Verner has demonstrated her commitment to the highest-quality care and continuing medical education.
Board certification is a voluntary process on the part of any physician. Certification is different and distinct from licensure to practice medicine, a function regulated by state government. A valid medical license is required to be board certified, but certification is not necessary for licensure. A board-certified physician has met certain standards and passed tests that are developed to assure the public that he or she has been adequately trained in a given specialty.
In addition, the ophthalmology board requires physicians to wait at least two years after finishing residency before they can complete the certification process. In other words, Dr. Verner completed her boards at the earliest possible time.
About Dr. Aimee Verner
Dr. Verner joined the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado in 2018. She specializes in Cataract, Refractive, and Cornea/External Disease. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a degree in biochemistry with a minor in Hispanic studies. Dr. Verner received her medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville where she stayed to complete her internship and residency in Ophthalmology. While completing her training she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and received an award for her research.
She relocated to Pennsylvania to complete her fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has an interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, (including techniques such as DMEK), refractive surgery (including ICLs (implantable collamer lenses), LASIK, and PRK), as well as infectious and inherited diseases of the cornea and anterior segment.
In addition to being a board-certified ophthalmologist, she is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.