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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.

Applications will open again on December 1, 2022!


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 Oct. 14, 2022, and winners will be announced in December 2022. 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

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022
The former AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section chair, prolific author and respected authority on health care innovation, passed away on Sept. 27 at the age of 71.

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