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Voice Your Vision at Optometry’s Meeting® in Washington, D.C.

Sign up to receive early notification of Optometry’s Meeting® registration opening in January and secure your spot for the profession’s premier meeting in Washington, D.C., June 21-24.

Raising optometry’s profile on influential panel

Tareq Nabhan, O.D., and Sherrol Reynolds, O.D., were nominated by the AOA and selected to serve on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Their appointments to the influential committee, under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, reflects the AOA working hard to raise the profile and influence of the profession in policy-making circles.

AOA+ aims for new heights: 3,000 in DC for ’23

Learn more about AOA+ travel grant opportunities to attend this one-of-a-kind experience for optometry students, newly graduated doctors, and educators in Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2023.

Inside the AOA Strategic Plan

The AOA Strategic Plan provides a lens through which all actions taken by the organization can be viewed, and the 11 members of the AOA Board of Trustees are charged with bringing that plan to life.

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U.S. natural disasters’ financial toll increasing: OFDR at the ready

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief provides immediate assistance to doctors to expedite their ability to provide critical patient care, as well as optometry students suffering property damage, during times of disasters. Learn how to apply for a grant or donate.

Opportunities grants awarded for profession’s future

Over three dozen Opportunities in Optometry grants have been awarded since 2021, helping traditionally underrepresented minority groups within the profession apply for optometry school.

ACOE expands council to manage increasing demands for residency programs

In June, the AOA House of Delegates approved changes to the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education that increased the number of members on its board from 11 to 13. The council also announced the passing of the baton to new leadership.

AOA launches latest phase of nationwide awareness campaign, Eye Deserve More

AOA partners with actor, producer, singer and gamer, Jordan Fisher to bring awareness to healthy screen time practices and encourage patients to be seen in person by an AOA doctor of optometry for quality eye care.

What members want AOA to prioritize

Exercise yields expected and unexpected responses during Leaders Summit at Optometry’s Meeting® 2022. About 200 of the AOA’s leading advocates provide feedback.

AOA 'strong,' 'optometry advancing' leaders report from AOA Congress

The AOA House of Delegates got underway on the second day of Optometry’s Meeting® with reports from the AOA president and executive director on the state of the association.