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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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Volunteer ODs help America’s veterans

July 30, 2015

For the 12th year, AOA ODs provide eye services at VFW convention. Read more >

AOA president underscores ongoing patient safety concerns raised by so-called ‘online exams’

July 29, 2015

Steven A. Loomis, O.D., details the potential pitfalls of separating refractive texts from in-person exams by eye care professionals. 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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