EyeLearn: Professional Development Hub
AOA’s member-exclusive centralized education portal, EyeLearn, offers an expanding online catalog of educational modules, webinars and resources to help advance clinical proficiencies, the practice of contemporary optometry, and practice management for doctors of optometry, future doctors of optometry, and paraoptometric staff. In an effort to support professional development for the field of optometry, select courses may be available to all individuals in the profession.
With a focus on year-round professional development, AOA’s Education Center provides custom and on-demand professional development and educational content at your fingertips. As the professional development hub of the AOA, EyeLearn offers a range of materials for staff training, practice management, contemporary optometry resources and best practices, and more.
How to access EyeLearn
- When prompted, login with the same username and password you use to login to this website. This will then direct you to your EyeLearn homepage.
- For further instruction on how to navigate the NEW EyeLearn, reference the user guide.
- From the homepage you can click “Browse New Content” to select the courses you wish to complete.
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