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The AOA and your affiliate give you the training, skills, network and resources you need to provide the best care to your patients...and help you build and run a thriving practice.


Become a Member of the AOA and Your Affiliate. We are more powerful together.

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 13% more than non-members, on average.

Network with the best.

Connect with our network of 40,000 optometry professionals and learn from other AOA members and share common experiences and insights.

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.

Empower your staff.

When you join the AOA and your affiliate, your entire paraoptometric staff also become members--for FREE. This gives them access to information and training they need. The result: greater retention and a stronger practice.

Be an influencer.

Your joint membership in your affiliate and the AOA means you're an influential advocate for the optometry professsion at both the state and national levels.

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 a member of the AOA and your affiliate, 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.

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