Join the AOA!

Membership Application (national and state association/affiliate)


  • You will first need to select the affiliate you wish to join in conjunction with AOA:
    • The state in which you live or work (including District of Columbia)
    • The Armed Forces Optometric Society if you serve as an optometry officer on active duty in one of the uniformed services, or if you are a full-time employee of the Veterans Administration (VA) or Federal Civil Service (Indian Health Service or Public Health Service).
  • Depending on your affiliate selection, you may be redirected to their online join site.  You may need to disable pop-up blocker to continue to the selected site.
  • You will need to log in to your existing account with AOA to join on our site. If you were a student or previous member, you most likely have an account.
  • If you do not know your email address or no longer have access to it, you can create a new account and we will merge your accounts for you after you join.


Access the chat feature in the lower right area of the screen between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central, Monday-Friday. You may also text us at 314.597.1939 or email Or, you may always call and speak with an AOA team member at 800.365.2219.