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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

2017 Day at the Capitol & Winter CE

Join Us at the Boise Centre

We are planning 4 hours of ISBO approved CE, in exchange for an opportunity to enjoy lunch with your Idaho Representative(s) and Senator. The 2016 event was a great success which we plan to repeat, going forward each year. Follow the link above for more details regarding this January 23rd, 2017, event. Our Grassroots relationships have been very important to us as a profession, and will be even more so with the potential for a change in the healthcare landscape. Join us!

2017 Annual Congress

It Happens in Sun Valley...

Our last Annual Congress in Sun Valley was in 2011. Many of you wanted to move the event back to that location, and we listened. The dates to save are the 26th through the 28th of October, 2017. Details regarding the world class education for doctors and paras are soon to follow, but save the dates now. For a hotel reservation information and an estimate of when online registration should happen, follow the link above.

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