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A career with the AOA is an incredible opportunity to support member doctors of optometry, paraoptometrics, students, affiliates and other stakeholders through advocacy, education, patient care, practice tools, and public awareness.
At the AOA we strive for success, innovation and creating a positive culture. As AOA employees we value accountability, collaboration, commitment to service, and professionalism. We are responsible for our actions that influence and impact our members, our state associations, and our AOA staff colleagues. We work as a team and promote communication and cooperation inside and outside of the association to help our members succeed.
With every phone call, email and meeting we provide exemplary service to our members. We are part of a highly respected national organization committed to helping our members deliver essential care, safeguard sight, improve health, save lives, create opportunities and strengthen communities across the country.
AOA is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We value our employees for their unique talents and abilities. We embrace and encourage our employee’s differences in backgrounds, experiences, race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, family or marital status, physical, mental and/or intellectual abilities, age, military or veteran status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and socio economic status. All employees are valued for their individual differences and the unique contributions that help us achieve our business goals.
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Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary, optometric medical eye care doctors of optometry provide, but also leverages’ communities primary eye care providers in a way that is mutually beneficial for patients, hospitals and doctors.