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About the American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association represents approximately 39,000 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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AOA-member volunteers dedicated to serving others

March 30, 2015

AOA members volunteer through Optometry Cares. Read more >

House advances SGR fix, AOA secures key role for ODs in sweeping Medicare changes

March 27, 2015

Bill now goes to the Senate for consideration 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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