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Optometry’s Meeting® prioritizes impactful, contemporary education

Education with a vision—that’s what Optometry’s Meeting® offers with a modernized curriculum of progressive CE and professional development.

Advocacy from academia

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the AOA thanks optometric educators for the impact they make on students and the profession and for preparing the doctors of tomorrow.

Mississippi doctor of optometry honored with 2021 InfantSEE® Award

The AOA InfantSEE® and Children’s Vision Committee recognizes Sarah Fratesi, O.D., for raising awareness around children’s eye health and vision care in her Mississippi community. Inspired by a challenge from a former U.S. president, Dr. Fratesi has been an InfantSEE provider since 2005.

Candidates announce bids for 2021 Board of Trustees elections

Optometry’s Meeting®, June 24-26, in Denver, Colorado, is taking shape now, and so is the AOA Board of Trustees—familiarize yourself with the doctors seeking to represent members.

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Registration now open: What to expect from Optometry’s Meeting® 2021

Optometry’s Meeting returns to Denver, June 24-26, with a reimagined experience that keeps attendees’ health and safety paramount—see how 2021 is different and register to attend today.

Congratulations to AOA’s 2021 award winners

The winners will be honored at a ceremony during the 2021 Optometry’s Meeting®.

Optometry’s reflection

Given the doors that were once closed and are now open to women and people of color in society, it might be expected that the faces of optometry would reflect the changing demographics of the nation. And with the nation’s reckoning over social injustice in 2020 stirring anew concerns over diversity and inclusiveness, the profession is asking whether optometry reflects the nation’s changing demographics—and why should that matter?

Optometry’s Meeting® changes venue, hones leader-focused programming

After two years apart, Optometry’s Meeting welcomes back friends and colleagues June 24-26 with a new location and revamped experience that puts attendees’ health and safety first.

Women make giant strides

Women may outnumber men in optometry schools today, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn more about female doctors of optometry who made a difference, in honor of Women’s History Month.

Who are you? AOA is letting America know

AOA’s public health observance calls out the bait-and-switch of online vision tests with a campaign emphasizing why there is no substitute for in-person eye health care with a doctor of optometry.