AOA Advocacy Roundtable

Mission to help assure the success of optometry’s public policy agenda through the establishment of an interactive forum for supporters of optometry and the AOA to evaluate and discuss the legislative and regulatory policy issues in Washington, D.C. and state capitals that stand to impact the practice and profession of optometry.

AOA Advocacy Roundtable


Facilitator: The AOA president-elect

Continuous support: The AOA’s senior federal and state health policy staff

Participants: Organizations supporting the AOA and optometry

Meetings & Communications

  • Weekly–Policy intelligence e-briefing
  • Monthly–Briefing via videoconference
  • Quarterly–In-person information sharing meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Biannually–AOA Board of Trustees listening sessions, including at Optometry’s Meeting®


Participation in the AOA Advocacy Roundtable is open to organizations supporting the advancing practice of optometry and the public policy mission of the AOA, including corporations, funds or limited partnerships with an ownership stake in an individual practice or group of practices.  


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