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About the American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Doctors of optometry take a leading role in patient care with respect to eye and vision care, as well as general health and well-being. As primary health care providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. For more information on eye health and vision topics, and to find a doctor of optometry near you, click here.

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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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Advancing optometry’s priorities, now and into the future

February 16, 2018

AOA President Christopher J. Quinn, O.D., on the opportunities and challenges that AOA members overcame in 2017, and how that positions the profession advantageously for tomorrow. Read more >

Be aware of code changes that could impact your practice

February 14, 2018

Coding revisions and additions for 2018 must be used starting with claims that have dates of service of Jan. 1, 2018. 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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