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

Irving Bennett, O.D., leaves legacy of pioneering optometry and historical perspective

The Pennsylvania doctor of optometry practiced for 46 years in Beaver Falls. But Dr. Bennett’s vision had an impact there and beyond.

How paraoptometric certification launches opportunity

Janet Millis, CPOT, AOA’s 2020 Paraoptometric of the Year, has found professional fulfilment through paraoptometric certification.

AOA’s 2020-21 officers, trustees elected in historic vote

Familiarize yourself with the AOA’s 2020-2021 Board of Trustees and read what AOA’s outgoing President Barbara L. Horn, O.D., had to say about a challenging year.

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Changing of the guard

In a Q&A with AOA Focus, current AOA President Barbara L. Horn, O.D., and incoming President William T. Reynolds, O.D., discuss triumphs and challenges and the way ahead for optometry in these extraordinary times.  

Foundation announces 2020 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

For 22 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.

Congratulations to AOA’s 2020 award winners

The AOA is proud to announce five award recipients

AOA doctors are delivering crisis care and easing strain on hospitals

Frontline primary eye care providers are finding unusual ways to deliver care.

Candidates announce bids for 2020 Board of Trustees elections

Optometry’s Meeting®, June 24-28, in National Harbor, Maryland./Washington, D.C., is getting closer, and so is the AOA Board of Trustees election. Familiarize yourself with board incumbents and newcomers.

AOA members carry the message of #2020EyeExam into the future

The Year of the Eye Exam is in full swing, and AOA members are thinking about how they can carry the momentum of this important AOA awareness campaign forward into the future. Here’s what doctors, students and paraoptometrics have to say about optometry’s future.