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Get the training, skills and resources you need to provide the best care to your patients...and help you build and run a thriving practice.

When you join the AOA, you also become a member of your state association or affiliate—so you belong to two powerful organizations. AND when you join, your entire paraoptometric staff become AOA members, too—FREE!

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Over 77% of Newsweek's "Best of Eye Doctors 2022" are AOA members!

As an AOA member you will:

Get the latest in optometric trends, techniques and technology.

Gain the potential for success. AOA members earn 7% more, on average, than nonmembers.

Learn from other AOA members and share common experiences.

Get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clinical resources.

Save money with member-only discounts.


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And when you join the AOA, be sure to enroll your entire paraoptometric staff with your membership—for FREE.

They get free access to education and training, discounts on education materials and on registration fees for Optometry’s Meeting®, and valuable information through AOA publications and newsletters—all at no cost to the paraoptometric and no added membership cost to you.

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Partners in care

The AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.