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
To apply for aid or donate to the cause, visit aoafoundation.org/OFDR.
Optometry’s Meeting® announces keynote speaker, special events for Washington, D.C.
Early-bird registration is available through Friday, March 31, so lock-in your low, AOA-member rate for four days of industry-leading education, networking, practice solutions and entertainment in the nation’s capital.
Developing tomorrow’s leaders, today
In 2017, the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association launched an ambitious initiative to bring 2,000+ students and newly graduated doctors of optometry to Washington, D.C., to promote career readiness and success, foster professional aspirations and develop the next generation. Called AOA+, the initiative is returning to Optometry’s Meeting® 2023, bigger and bolder than before. Six years later, what do those inaugural participants say about AOA+ as a catalyzing moment in their careers?
AOA redoubles plan advocacy; volunteers chart association’s path forward
Nearly 300 AOA volunteers convened in committee workgroups this past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, to engage in association business, including developing impactful resources and advising optometry’s foremost advocate.