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

AOA’s prestigious leadership program graduates another class

Learn how you can apply or nominate a doctor of optometry for the 2024 AOA Leadership Institute.

Inspiring the next gen of contact lens leaders

Why and how future doctors can see themselves as cornea and contact lens leaders.

Seeing potential

R. Tracy Williams., O.D., a member of the AOA’s Vision Rehabilitation Committee, on vision rehabilitation and how you can coach patients from a can’t to can mindset.

Taking eye care advocacy to a global scale

Roger Jordan, O.D., one of optometry’s most effective and honored advocates in the U.S., was recently named to lead a key World Council of Optometry committee. On the committee, he will help shape optometry around the globe.

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Embracing the journey

The AOA’s 2023 Paraoptometric of the Year says certification was the first step in propelling her career forward—and fueling a passion for the profession.

Born to serve: Active duty paraoptometric professionals provide critical care

September is Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, celebrating optometric practice staff around the country. Two paraoptometric professionals who provide eye care as active-duty veterans in the United States Armed Forces share their stories.

‘Raising the ceiling’

The AOA’s 2023 Optometrist of the Year explains his drive to take optometry higher.

Honoring the profession’s finest at Optometry’s Meeting® 2023

When the AOA and AOSA gathered June 21-24 in Washington, D.C., for Optometry’s Meeting® 2023, the profession set aside time to recognize the outstanding contributions of its members.

A public health focus on pediatric care

An AOA Leadership Institute graduate is striving to improve pediatric vision health literacy and address disparities nationwide.

Change agent

There is more than one way to advocate, a member of the AOA Leadership Development Committee explains.