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American Optometric Association

243 North Lindberg Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-991-4100
Web Site: http://www.aoa.org

Representative(s)

Kelli White, MPH
Manager, Federal Relations
American Optometric Association
1505 Prince Street Suite #300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-837-1347
Fax: 703-739-9497
Email: KWhite@aoa.org

Alternate(s)

Michael Duenas, O.D.
Chief Public Health Officer
American Optometric Association
1500 Prince Street #300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-837-1008
Email: MRDuenas@aoa.org

Gregory Wolfe, O.D., MPH
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 S. 6th Avenue MC2-112A
Tucson, AZ 85723
Phone: 520-792-1450 ext. 5419
Email: g.s.wolfe@gmail.com

Description

  • Mission:

    The American Optometric Association (AOA) seeks to advance the availability and accessibility of quality eye, vision, and related health care; to represent the profession of optometry; to enhance and promote the independent and ethical decision making of its members; and to assist doctors of optometry in practicing successfully in accordance with the highest standards of patient care. AOA supports year-round programming to educate Americans about their vision and eye health and encourages people to take steps to preserve and protect their vision.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    AOA has 36,000 members with affiliates in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The American Optometric Student Association and the Armed Forces Optometric Society are affiliated with AOA.

  • Programs/Activities:

    AOA administers the Healthy Eyes Healthy People™ initiative with a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help implement the objectives of Healthy People 2020.

    AOA supports year-round programming to educate Americans about their vision and eye health and to encourage people to take steps to preserve and protect their vision.

    AOA creates eye care awareness among the public during Save Your Vision Week each March.

    AOA develops clinical practice guidelines, which include guidelines on diabetes and glaucoma, to define the appropriateness and quality of optometric care.

    AOA supports the coordination and development of research proposals to improve eye care through the Council on Research.

    AOA offers quality continuing education for eye care providers.

    AOA sponsors a Seal of Certification and Acceptance Program to impartially evaluate ophthalmic-related products voluntarily submitted by manufacturers.

  • Meetings:

    June 25-29, 2014 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    June 24 – 28, 2015 — Seattle, Washington

    June 29 – July 2, 2016 — Boston, Massachusetts

  • Publications

    AOA News: Semimonthly newsletter

    Online AOA News Source: http://www.aoa.org/news

    Professional and patient education materials are available. Contact the Order Department at www.aoa.org.

Date Last Updated
January 2014






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