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Advertising and sponsorship opportunities with the AOA.

Advertising, marketing, exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities

Tapping into the American Optometric Association's (AOA) resources through the Industry Relations Center is the way to share your message with over 44,000 members and their practices. The American Optometric Association offers several sponsorship opportunities both year-round and in conjunction with our annual meeting, Optometry's Meeting ®. By joining forces with a trusted association, you will shape the continued growth of optometry. Whether optometry is a new field for your company or you are a veteran in the industry, utilizing the AOA's resources through the Industry Relations Center is the way to share your message with 44,000 doctors of optometry, students of optometry and optometric staff. Engage eye care professionals with important messages while supporting the AOA's mission to Advocate for the profession and serve doctors of optometry in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

There is a variety of existing and growing sponsorship opportunities from education to promotion and marketing; collaboration is up to the imagination. We invite you to partner with the AOA with a relationship that best supports your objectives while advancing the mission and goals of the AOA: to advocate for the profession and serve doctors of optometry in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

Through sponsorship of the AOA you may experience:

  • Increased brand awareness and name recognition.
  • Improved access to industry leaders and decision-makers.
  • Enhanced corporate image and reputation.
  • Open avenue to provide clinical and product information.
  • And/or benefits from contributing to the progressive advancement of the profession of optometry.

We look forward to developing a relationship to improve and increase the availability of eye and vision care to all.

Ways to support the AOA:

Sponsorship opportunities

Consistent support from corporate partners allows the AOA to provide a variety of programs and services to its members and is vital to the continued advancement of the profession. AOA recognizes its partners in a variety of publications, on the AOA website, at the annual meeting and many other facets. See what a sponsorship with the AOA can do for you.

Exhibiting opportunities

The AOA and AOSA annual meeting—Optometry's Meeting—attracts doctors of optometry, optometric staff, and students from around the world to explore the frontiers of optometry. Members can expect to learn something new with more than 200 hours of continuing education (CE) offered, lots of exhibitors to network with, thousands of colleagues to interact with and all in one great location.

American Optometric Association offers outstanding exhibiting opportunities at the annual conference. Exhibitors at Optometry’s Meeting can reach 3,000+ optometric professionals.

Advertising opportunities

Put your brand in front of the most influential doctors of optometry. AOA-member communication channels deliver the daily rich clinical eye care, practice management, advocacy and inside optometry content that members want. Advertising opportunities targeting doctors, optometric staff and optometry students are available in AOA's award-winning news magazine, AOA Focus, AOA's weekly member email newsletter, Week in Focus and on Consider renting the AOA Member list or advertising in AOA Focus. Tap into the resources Optometry's Meeting delivers and share your message with a large network of optometric professionals—doctors of optometry, students of optometry and paraoptometrics (optometric staff). You will not only have a direct line of communication with AOA's members—eye care professionals—but also reach the thousands of patients they serve. Click here to see why you should advertise with the AOA.

AOA-member email and mailing lists

Frame your message in a clear, targeted, cost-effective way. Get direct access to 44,000 doctors, optometric staff and optometry students. Target your message on member demographics and practice location.

Contact AOA's Industry Relations team

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Thank you to our Industry Sponsors,
without whom our programs would not be possible

Visionary Sponsors

Johnson & Johnson Essilor




AOA Excel Bausch + Lomb Hoya Novartis


Allergan Cooper Vision EyePromise

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