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Optometrists: Doctors on the Frontline
of Eye and Vision Care

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

Public Health

Community Health Centers – partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the AOA is working to improve access to center eye and vision care services.

Healthy Eyes Healthy People®Healthy Eyes Healthy People® – Healthy Eyes Healthy People® is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public.

InfantSEE®InfantSEE® – affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

Vision USAVISION USA – helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund – offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

Upcoming Meetings

IOP PAC Donation

Upcoming Meetings

2016 Annual Congress

Join Us at the Boise Centre

The next educational adventure begins in the Fall, September 22nd and runs through the 24th. The Boise Centre is rolling out the red carpet for us to enjoy the brand new expanded facility. Save those dates to enjoy more of the world-class education you’ve come to expect from the top physicians in our field.

The doctors have a total of 19 COPE approved educational hours covering topics from A to Z (amblyopia to zoster). And the paraoptometric track totals 13 hours of AOA, ABO and NCLE approved education.

We’re planning a revitalized format for the President’s Reception and moving the Awards program so more can attend. Besides the great education, we want you to reminisce with old friends and enjoy the adventure of making new ones! You should be there …

Event Calendar

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