Sports Vision Section

About the Section


The mission of the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section (SVS) is to advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care through education, injury prevention and enhancement of the visual performance of athletes. The SVS is the nation's largest group of students and doctors of optometry, and allied sports professionals, who are dedicated to advancing the quality and delivery of sports vision care through education, eye injury prevention, and enhancement of the visual performance of athletes.

Participation in sports and recreational activities continues to increase exponentially each year, and there has never been a greater opportunity or need for optometrists to meet the unique vision care needs of athletes.

In fact, 89-90 MILLION Americans of all ages avidly participate in at least one sport, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association. When you join the SVS Team, you are truly making an investment in your future.

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