Welcome to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Press Room, which features news and press releases. For more information on releases listed below, to request/schedule an interview with an eye care expert or for more information on AOA's public relations efforts, contact Yakesha Cooper (ycooper@aoa.org).

The American Optometric Association launches first-of-its-kind Screen Time Alliance with gaming industry as part of nationwide awareness campaign, Eye Deserve More

The Screen Time Alliance and partnership with actor and gamer Jordan Fisher aim to bring awareness to healthy screen time practices and encourage patients to be seen in person by an AOA doctor of optometry for quality eye care.

AOA Board of Trustees elect four new members to AOAExcel® Board

AOA Board of Trustees elect four new members to AOAExcel Board Sam Pierce, O.D. leads a board of seven doctors of optometry to usher AOAExcel into the next phase of growth.

AOA launches revamped Eyelearn platform, improves accessibility of CE resource

The member-benefit online learning system offers an expanding catalog of continuing education and professional development courses available to doctors, paraoptometric staff and students.

AOA’s Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief provides critical support for doctors of optometry affected by disasters

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AOA’s Eye Deserve More reinforces essential care doctors of optometry deliver

New, breakthrough campaign is putting AOA doctors front and center, igniting important conversations around eye health.

Leading practice groups join AOA’s advocacy roundtable and commit to optometry’s advancement through policy advocacy

New effort seeks to build on 2020-21 AOA and affiliate gains to deliver more for doctors and patients.

InfantSEE celebrates 16th birthday and impact on more than 160,000 of the youngest patients

Program sets sights on helping ensure a lifetime of healthy vision for all children.

AOA partners with pro-basketball player Tacko Fall

The American Optometric Association (AOA) announces partnership with pro-basketball player Tacko Fall on national awareness campaign, Eye Deserve More

Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., named AOAExcel® board chair

Dr. Pierce replaces founding chair and fellow AOA Past President Joe Ellis, O.D.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) announces partnership with USA surfing, pro surfer Caroline Marks to launch nationwide awareness campaign, Eye Deserve More

Eye Deserve More takes a stand that every American deserves in-person comprehensive eye care from a doctor of optometry as part of their eye health and overall wellbeing