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About the American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association represents approximately 44,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometrists serve patients in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, and in 3,500 of those communities are the only eye doctors. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.

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The American Optometric Association is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations and together, advocates for the profession and serves optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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Virtual model aids understanding of diabetic retinopathy progression

July 26, 2016

Informatics study partners with optometry to detail diabetic eye disease. Read more >

FDA approves intraocular lens with extended depth of focus for cataract patients

July 25, 2016

About 20 percent of Americans will develop cataracts by their 65th birthdays, according to the National Eye Institute. Read more >

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The AOA Board of trustees leads the association to advocate for the profession and serve optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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