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The AOA and its affiliates help you build and maintain a thriving practice with essential clinical resources, continuing education, practice management help, and career development tools.

Free Access Digital Focus

This free digital issue of AOA Focus—optometry's source for the latest in trends, techniques and technology—is just one of the valuable member-only benefits you get when you join the American Optometric Association.


Get the training, skills, and resources you need to provide the best care to your patients. Join AOA today.

Earn more.

AOA members earn 13% more, on average, than non-members.

Find your community.

Your local AOA affiliate is included in your membership, so you can tap into local networks and professional resources.

Expand your knowledge and access cutting-edge CE.

Access the AOA's on-demand library of continuing education and professional development content to not only advance and elevate your patient care but also equip your practice staff.

Save money with exclusive discounts for AOA members.

Leverage discounts on insurance, supplies and resources for your practice through AOAExcel®, as well as coding tools like AOA Coding Today (up to $499 value, free for members).

Boost staff performance.

Get exclusive AOA training and resources when you enroll paraoptometric staff for free.

Advance your profession.

Add your voice to AOA advocacy efforts so officials recognize your essential and expanding role in health care.

Make a difference.

There’s an AOA program that fits your interests, whether it’s building leadership skills or giving back to your community.

Join Now: Become a Member

As an AOA member, you are making an investment that delivers significant benefits for you, your practice and your profession. Get access now to state-of-the-art education and clinical and practice management resources, all while supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect optometry.

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