In addition to provide medical treatment services, the society is further accredited for conducting innovative research and development for new therapeutic technology, promoting equitable social welfare campaigns with significant contribution. Over the past three decades or so, many respectable senior ophthalmologists have acted as role models that have brought honor to the society. Some of the honorary credits include advisors to the Presidential Officers’ stronghold medal, Presidential Office’s purple order of brilliant star, fulltime research professor of the Academia Sinica, honoree of the Executive Yuan’s outstanding technology honorary award, honoree of the Executive Yuan nominated outstanding personnel award, medical contribution award, national good Samaritan award, national top-ten outstanding award.
In addition to academic theses, many of our local ophthalmologists are also avid writers, whose literary work encompasses a wide range of literary creation, including essays, new-age poetry, lyrics, documentary literature, novels, and such. Some of the physicians have even been repeatedly bestowed with literary awards, which attested their exceptional achievements.
* Official Publications of the Society: The Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology, The ACTA Societatis Ophthalmological Sinicae
The spirit of ongoing learning, found in many local ophthalmologists, has inspired younger ophthalmologists to follow their footsteps. Presently, many of the local ophthalmologists have been conferred with doctoral degrees, local and foreign, whose achievements are deemed very impressive.
Many ophthalmologists are not only ranked high in academic achievement but are found to have an abundance of skills, known as “Alternative talents” or “Second expertise”.
For example, aside from being faculty of ophthalmology, lots of ophthalmologists also take important roles as faculties for other subjects in different medical schools, i.e. the department of medical engineering, micro-immunology, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, hospital management, and so forth.
As in second expertise, many ophthalmologists also specialize in other subjects, such as accounting, chemical engineering, securities analysis, medical administration, national gemology, environmental pollution engineering, tropical medicine, public health study, public health administration, community health care, medical engineering, and law study.
As in alternative talents, local ophthalmologists are gifted in many ways. Except for being an ophthalmologist, most of them are brilliant at considerable arts or activities, such as computer experts, painters, photographers, musical instrument players, baseball experts, golfers, bowlers, Marshal Arts enthusiasts, talented singers, international social dancers, acclaimed wine tasters, gourmet experts, hi-fi stereo experts, antique collectors, cultural and arts critics, essayists, new-age poets and lyric writers, woodwork craftsmen, natural and ecological conservationists.