Invest in Your Future

Invest in Your Future

The AOA and your state affiliate association are the only organizations that advocate for you at the federal and state levels, resulting in:

  • Maximized patient access
  • Advanced scope of practice
  • Fair and reasonable reimbursement
  • A unified voice for the profession

Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step in advancing your career and profession. By investing in your future, you already realize the importance of being a member of the American Optometric Association and your state association or affiliate. Please take a few minutes to complete this online membership application to join the only associations that represent optometry at the highest levels.

To join the AOA and an affiliated association, please select the state association or affiliate in which you live or work. If you are serving as an optometry officer on active duty in one of the uniformed services or are a full time employee of the Veterans Administration (VA) or Federal Civil Service (Indian Health Services/Public Health Services), please select the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) as your affiliate.

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