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).

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

Educate Your Community

Educate your community with helpful PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and infographics.
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

AOA Response to CNET EyeQue Review

With regard to your question--whether the EyeQue Vision Monitoring Kit is a good substitute for a trained professional, we can confidently say that, from a patient health and safety perspective, there is simply no replacement for an in-person comprehensive eye exam.

AOA Board of Trustees Statement Regarding C. Clayton Powell, O.D.

The Atlanta doctor of optometry and civil rights advocate fought to open doors for Black students interested in the profession, including helping to found the National Optometric Association.

American Optometric Association statement regarding CVS launch of QuickRenew

The AOA, affiliates and doctors of optometry call on CVS to acknowledge that this offering will lower the overall level of eye health care received by the public and that this test places them in the ranks of questionable vision tests apps that have and should continue to be investigated by the FDA.

Hundreds of doctors, students and paraoptometrics participate in optometry’s premier, virtual advocacy event

AOA on Capitol Hill 2020 Rallies Members and Advocates in Virtual Meetings with Lawmakers to Maintain the Profession’s Voice at the Center of Health Care Decision-Making