AOA Foundation extends helping hand to damaged practices
It's time to help colleagues in need. Together with Optometry Cares ®—The AOA Foundation and Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR), the AOA is closely following current news reports describing the damage that's been inflicted on businesses—including optometry practices—in several cities.
As noted by AOA President Barbara L. Horn, O.D., "Through involvement with OFDR, the family of optometry can again join together in united and immediate action to aid impacted doctors of optometry and the communities they serve. It's long been a priority to deliver disaster relief support whenever and wherever it's needed by doctors of optometry, and that's the mission today."
In times of stress and disruption, OFDR can provide support so that doctors impacted can return to providing eye and vision care in their community. OFDR is available to aid doctors who have experienced property damage to their home or business, including damages as a result of civil disorder and unrest. To apply for aid or donate to the cause, visit aoafoundation.org/OFDR.
Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief
In a virtual kick-off, the AOA launches Leadership Institute with 130 doctors of optometry from across the country. A project of the AOA Leadership Development Committee, the Institute is a yearlong program designed to grow and support the next generation of leaders in the profession.
At the 2021 Leaders Summit, AOA-member volunteers set priorities for the year and launched new initiatives to lead the profession forward.