Newsroom



Welcome to the AOA Newsroom, which features news releases and resources on a number of vision and eye-health related topics. For more information on the news releases listed below, to request or schedule an interview with an eye care expert, or for more information on AOA's public relations efforts, contact Susan Thomas or Rebecca Hiatt

About Optometrists

Did you know? Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye and have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders, diseases and injuries that affect the eye and visual system, providing two-thirds of primary eye care in the United States. To find a doctor of optometry in your community, click the Find a Doctor link in the top right corner.

About the American Optometric Association

The American Optometric Association, a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations, was founded in 1898. Today, the AOA is proud to represent the profession of optometry, America's family eye doctors, who take a leading role in an individual's overall eye and vision care, health and well-being. Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye and have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders, diseases and injuries that affect the eye and visual system, providing two-thirds of primary eye care in the United States.