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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.

Join the American Optometric Association today!

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

Get the latest in optometric trends, techniques and technology.

You’ll stay current with access to trusted information and the latest research in each issue of AOA Focus, the AOA journal.

Earn more.

AOA members earn 7% more, on average, than non-members.

Network with the best.

Learn from other AOA members and share common experiences—you’re not alone with AOA!

Expand your knowledge and gain new certifications.

AOA leads the way in the development of clinical tools and best practices, plus expert and affordable continuing education programs to advance and elevate patient care.

Save money with exclusive discounts for AOA members.

Refinance your student loan and receive a 0.25% rate discount for being a member of AOA.

Be an influencer.

Add your voice to AOA advocacy efforts so officials know where we stand on critical issues.

Make a difference.

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

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 clinical resources.

Join Now: Become a Member

When you join the AOA, you also join your state affiliate. You become an integral part of two powerful organizations connecting you to valuable clinical, business and career resources. as well as the collective wisdom and influence of 46,000+ optometry professionals nationwide.



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