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American Academy of Optometry

2909 Fairgreen Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 301-984-1441
Fax: 301-984-4737
Web Site:


Lois Schoenbrun, C.A.E., F.A.A.O.
Executive Director
Phone: 301-984-1441, ext. 3086


  • Mission:

    The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) is a professional organization of optometrists, vision scientists, and optometric students in more than 40 countries. The mission of AAO is to promote the art, science, and research of vision care by supporting research and educational programs in optometry and related sciences.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    AAO has more than 5,000 members in local chapters in 20 geographic regions around the world.

  • Programs/Activities:

    AAO provides continuing education to member and nonmember optometrists and vision scientists.

    AAO fosters research and disseminates knowledge in vision science internationally. In addition to admitting Fellows through demonstrated competence, AAO provides earned Diplomate programs in seven fields. The sister organization of AAO is the American Optometric Foundation.

  • Meetings:

    Annual meeting in October/November every year

  • Publications:

    Newsletter: Published three times a year

    Eye-Mail Monthly®: E-mail newsletter available to members and nonmembers

    Student Eye-Mail®

    Optometry and Vision Science: Monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal

    Annual Report

    President’s Calling: Monthly communication from the President

Date Last Updated
January 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health