From earning accolades to promoting the profession, discover what your colleagues are up to.

Next level

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric of the Year is always looking to advance herself and her colleagues to the next level.

Paul B. Freeman, O.D., honored with top AOA low vision/vision rehabilitation award

The Dr. Jerry P. Davidoff Vision Care Award is given annually to a doctor of optometry who is active in a clinical vision rehabilitation practice setting; has committed to giving back to optometry through the education of other practitioners; and has demonstrated a long-standing contribution and shared knowledge with fellow practitioners for the betterment of vision rehabilitation eye care.

Members of the profession honored at Optometry's Meeting®

The profession’s premier meeting ended Saturday in Chicago after four days of contemporary education, impactful networking, professional leadership, and all-around fun. See what you missed.

Leader to leader

AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D., and President-elect James P. DeVleming, O.D., reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the association and the profession.

Maximize Your Membership

Access education, career resources and more, designed exclusively for AOA members.

Live like a local during Optometry’s Meeting®

Chicago-area AOA members share where to go in the city to make the most of your week.

The next generation of optometry’s leaders

A former American Optometric Student Association president is one of the first graduates of the AOA’s Leadership Institute. Discover what he’s taking away from the program.

AOA Foundation announces 2022 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession.

National InfantSEE® program co-founder receives its top honor

Glen Steele, O.D., professor of pediatric optometry at Southern College of Optometry, has spent his career of 50+ years spreading the word about children’s vision and eye care worldwide. To honor his contributions, Dr. Steele will receive the 2022 Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE® Award on June 16 at Optometry’s Meeting®.

A great fit

An AOA member imparts to students her experience as a doctor and as a patient—she has severe myopia.

Ukrainian refugees find succor in AOA doctor, executive director

Some 4 million Ukrainians have fled their country in an unfolding humanitarian crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion. See how a pair of AOA members are making a difference one refugee at a time.