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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.

Read about some of the 2021 grant recipients!


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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National Optometry Hall of Fame

Join us during Optometry’s Meeting® on Thursday, June 16 at 8pm CT to celebrate the 2022 National Optometry Hall of Fame inductees: Joseph Barr, O.D.; Edward Bennett, O.D.; Charles Brownlow, O.D.; and Don Williamson, O.D. (recognized posthumously). Click here to learn more about the 2022 inductees!

Optometry’s 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 and anyone wishing to donate to the relief fund may do so here. 

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Latest AOA News

Tue, 24 May 2022
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.
Thu, 19 May 2022
COVID-19, myopia management and presbyopia-correcting pharmaceuticals: debating the different perspectives of popular contact lens topics.
Wed, 18 May 2022
Review some of the latest questions received by the AOA’s Coding Experts and see their answers.

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