The AOA is a federation of affiliated state associations, the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS).
The AOA is a federation of affiliated state associations, the Optometric Society of the District of Columbia, the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS). Organized optometry encompasses the unified membership of the national and state optometric associations. This unified membership in both national and state optometric associations keep your profession strong.
American Optometric Student Association
243 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63141
800.365.2219 or 314.983.4231
Armed Forces Optometric Society
P.O. Box 270545
Louisville, Co. 80027
Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal crisis measures. Reminder: the deadline to apply for relief has been extended to May 31.
Given the doors that were once closed and are now open to women and people of color in society, it might be expected that the faces of optometry would reflect the changing demographics of the nation. And with the nation’s reckoning over social injustice in 2020 stirring anew concerns over diversity and inclusiveness, the profession is asking whether optometry reflects the nation’s changing demographics—and why should that matter?
The global e-commerce retailer again came to the AOA’s attention over posts from contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to meet FCLCA patient protection provisions requiring valid prescriptions.