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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.
Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.
Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.