Take the necessary steps today to secure your financial future for tomorrow.
As a doctor of optometry, you've worked hard to cultivate your career. AOAExcel® has sourced tools to help you manage your finances and secure the financial future you've worked hard for–whether this starts with a game plan to address your student loans, tools to create a retirement savings plan or integral moves to prepare for the unexpected.
Student loan refinancing
Student loans are confusing and AOAExcel's endorsed business partner brings simplicity and clarity towards navigating the process for AOA members. In addition to understanding the student landscape, AOAExcel's endorsed business partner offers student loan refinancing solutions for AOA members if and when the time is right.
Retirement savings planning
It's never too early for doctors of optometry to create a retirement savings plan. Whether you're an independent contractor, practice owner or anything in between, AOAExcel's endorsed business partner can provide a solution. AOA members will find that creating retirement savings plans may be easier and more affordable than you think, and can make your practice more attractive to potential employees.
Practice smarter and more efficiently.
Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal crisis measures. Reminder: the deadline to apply for relief has been extended to May 31.
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?
The global e-commerce retailer again came to the AOA’s attention over posts from contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to meet FCLCA patient protection provisions requiring valid prescriptions.