Member Center / Doctors of Optometry

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Join the more than 45,000 optometric professionals dedicated to advancing the field of optometry, and get access to exclusive education, practice management and career resources. Learn more about why you should join today.

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As an AOA member, you'll be supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect the profession. Plus, you'll get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clincal resources.
Featured Practice Management Resources

HIPAA Compliance

Take the guesswork out of protecting your patients’ information with AOAExcel®’s endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group.

Ask the Coding Experts

Medical Records & Coding Service is designed to educate doctors and staff on medical recordkeeping and documentation, compliance and coding. The guidance received by the coding experts will support doctors and staff in providing the best possible patient care while ensuring accurate reimbursements are received.

AOA MORE: Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare

Optometry’s Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), AOA MORE is a secure, private database that systematically aggregates anonymous patient data from electronic health record vendors to help improve patient clinical outcomes, procedures, and best practices. The registry is an included benefit for AOA members.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Optometric Clinical Practice Guidelines are recommendations for patient care which are developed through a formal process. They combine the best available current scientific evidence and research with expert clinical opinion to recommend appropriate steps in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with various eye and vision conditions.

Education Opportunities

Optometry's Meeting

Optometry’s Meeting®—the annual meeting of the AOA and AOSA—is where optometry joins together for engaging discussions, peerless education and valuable networking. Doctors, optometric professionals, students and industry come together to further optometry and the business of the association at the House of Delegates; to provide quality and engaging education for doctors and optometry professionals; to showcase exhibits of the latest ophthalmic goods and services; and bring together colleagues to build and continue relationships.

Local Meetings

Connect with doctors of optometry, optometric students and optometric staff and expand your knowledge and gain new certifications at these upcoming events.

EyeLearn

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.

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