How do I enroll as an AOA Associate Member?

All paraoptometrics/optometric staff of AOA member ODs may become AOA associate members and have access to all current Paraoptometric Resource Center (PRC) member benefits and services, at no membership cost to the paraoptometric and no added membership cost to the AOA-member optometrist. Paraoptometrics interested in gaining access to these resources should request that their AOA member OD enroll them.

This new AOA OD member benefit means free access to programs and services that offer education and staff training, significant discounts on education materials for purchase, discounts on registration fees for Optometry's Meeting®, and information communicated through AOA publications.

Information needed to enroll staff:

  • Legal name of staff (as appears on Driver's License)
  • Date of Birth
  • Unique email address for each staff person

How to enroll—(AOA OD member ID and password will be required)

The AOA Member OD, or his designee, should:

1.       Visit this site
2.       Click on the "Manage Staff" tab
3.       Enter information for each staff person (non-OD)

How can I renew my membership?

After the initial enrollment, as long as you are employed by your AOA OD member, your membership will automatically renew each year.

What if I am not employed by an AOA OD member?

For more information, please contact the Paraoptometric Resource Center at PRC@aoa.org.


Thank you to our paraoptometric partner, Alcon,
for their continued support
of paraoptometrics across the country.

Enrollment Tutorial