New Doctors of Optometry
With numerous resources, the AOA supports students and young doctors of optometry entering the profession.
During this transformative time, AOA members are equipped with professional guidance for an aspiring doctor of optometry, including valuable resources such as:
In-depth analysis and personal stories from doctors of optometry across the country on topics that matter most to the profession
AOAExcel sources and provides products and services that excel in helping doctors of optometry practice smarter and more efficiently.
Search open positions and post your resume in the AOAExcel Career Center to be contacted by hiring managers & recruiters.
AOA members automatically receive a 0.25% rate discount for maintaining their membership.
Young doctors: Find your career fit.
Looking for a new optometric career opportunity? Doctors of optometry, including recent graduates from the class of 2020, can search open positions and connect with employers in the AOAExcel Career Center.
AOA leader: ‘No stone unturned on behalf of our members’
AOA Immediate Past President Robert C. Layman, O.D., discusses the biggest challenge he faced during his presidency: fighting the devaluation of care by vision plans. Learn how the AOA is prioritizing the issue and how members can engage.
DEA’s new opioid training mandate: What you need to know
Doctors of optometry applying for a DEA license after June 27, 2023, must attest to a new eight-hour education and training requirement for substance abuse identification and treatment. Consult the AOA’s FAQ about these new licensing requirements.
Optometry’s Meeting® announces keynote speaker, special events for Washington, D.C.
Early-bird registration is available through Friday, March 31, so lock-in your low, AOA-member rate for four days of industry-leading education, networking, practice solutions and entertainment in the nation’s capital.