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About Us

Our Mission: To empower the optometric profession in providing awareness and access to health and vision care for the public.

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The American Optometric Association (AOA) has always supported charitable efforts relating to eye health and vision care. In 2006, AOA formally created Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation to further the profession and increase access. With our strategic ties with the AOA, strong volunteer leadership, and generous donors, Optometry Cares is able to manage InfantSEE®, administer Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief, provide scholarship grants for educational assistance and maintain the Archives and Museum for the optometric profession.

Our Programs

Standing strong so others can rest from trauma, disasters

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief eases the burden of those impacted by catastrophes.

Call for National Pediatric Eye Health and Vision Mobilization

December 5, 2023 --With 170,000 Assessments since 2005, InfantSEE Begins to Build Priorities for 2024 to Further Expand Access to Care Alongside American Optometric Association

3 events in 2023 that show why giving to InfantSEE® is vital

InfantSEE®, a program that provides no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision health assessments for infants, has helped prevent a lifetime of vision complications and put children on the path to improved quality of life after receiving a diagnosis from a participating InfantSEE optometrist.