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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.

Advocacy updates

Regional Advocacy Meetings strengthen states’ advocacy, collaboration

The four regional advocacy meetings across the U.S. this summer and fall look to build upon the profession’s historic statehouse momentum in recent years. Learn how you can get involved.

AOA and South Carolina doctors expose and defeat retail lobby group’s influence scheme

Already the subject of one complaint to the IRS, the National Association of Optometrists and Opticians (NAOO), a lobbying “front” for large optical retailers, was called out to legislators for deceptive tactics and seeking a self-serving overhaul of patient health and safety standards. The AOA follows up on winning activism of South Carolina doctors with a new push for a federal investigation of NAOO tax exempt status.

AOA Focus

AOA Focus is the magazine for AOA members. AOA Focus delivers a blend of updates, in-depth analysis and personal stories from doctors of optometry across the country on topics that matter most to the profession. This big-picture view is the perfect complement to the daily updates members get at AOA News.

AOA Focus