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    Helping infants establish a lifetime of healthy vision
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    The Archives &
    Museum of Optometry

    Preserving the Profession's History
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    Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief

    Providing immediate aid in the wake of a catastrophic event

AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grants


To promote diversity and equity in the optometric profession for generations to come, the American Optometric Association and the American Optometric Student Association have created the AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grant program. This fund is designed as a one-time stipend for under-represented minority students interested in the field of optometry to help defray costs associated with applying to optometry school.

Click here to learn more and apply.


Due to the number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson Vision created InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide.

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Student Scholarships

Attention all third-year optometry students! We’re now accepting applications for our Student Scholarships. Please click here to learn more about our scholarship program. The application will close on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, and winners will be announced in January 2024. Reach out to foundation@aoa.org with any questions.

Special thanks to our scholarship supporters: EssilorLuxottica, Optovue, and the Galina Family.

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief

OFDR Optometrys Fund for Disaster Relief

Optometry’s fund for disaster relief is poised to help doctors of optometry and optometry students who have been affected by natural disasters. Those in need of aid may apply here.

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Latest AOA News

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
For several years, Kellye Knueppel, O.D., who practices in Wisconsin, has published a list of toys and games that can support the development of children’s vision. Find out what’s on her “nice” list.
Wed, 06 Dec 2023
Learn how you can apply or nominate a doctor of optometry for the 2024 AOA Leadership Institute.
Tue, 05 Dec 2023
Those who dwell in the past live in the past. Those who think and plan for the future will live that future.

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