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AOA 'strong,' 'optometry advancing' leaders report from AOA Congress

The AOA House of Delegates got underway on the second day of Optometry’s Meeting® with reports from the AOA president and executive director on the state of the association.

AOA elects new Board of Trustees, approves resolutions, as Optometry’s Meeting® 2022 wraps up

Meeting adjourns after four days of expert-led continuing education, important association business and invigorating networking by nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry, optometric students and paraoptometrics in Chicago.

Members of the profession honored at Optometry's Meeting®

The profession’s premier meeting ended Saturday in Chicago after four days of contemporary education, impactful networking, professional leadership, and all-around fun. See what you missed.

Profession’s premier meeting kicks off

The four-day 2022 Optometry’s Meeting® kicked off Wednesday with celebration of members of the profession, innovative educational opportunities and a call for advocacy for scope expansion in states.

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Leader to leader

AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D., and President-elect James P. DeVleming, O.D., reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the association and the profession.

Live like a local during Optometry’s Meeting®

Chicago-area AOA members share where to go in the city to make the most of your week.

The next generation of optometry’s leaders

A former American Optometric Student Association president is one of the first graduates of the AOA’s Leadership Institute. Discover what he’s taking away from the program.

AOA Foundation announces 2022 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession.

National InfantSEE® program co-founder receives its top honor

Glen Steele, O.D., professor of pediatric optometry at Southern College of Optometry, has spent his career of 50+ years spreading the word about children’s vision and eye care worldwide. To honor his contributions, Dr. Steele will receive the 2022 Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE® Award on June 16 at Optometry’s Meeting®.

A great fit

An AOA member imparts to students her experience as a doctor and as a patient—she has severe myopia.