Seeks to maintain and enhance excellence in optometric practice. Fosters research and the dissemination of knowledge in both basic and applied vision science.

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.

2909 Fairgreen Street
Orlando, Florida 32803 http://aaopt.org
(321) 710-3937

Social media

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AAOPT Twitter - https://twitter.com/aaopt LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/90580/ You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/AmerAcadofOptometry

Organizational membership

AAO has more than 8,000 members around the world.

Programs

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 nine fields. The sister organization of AAO is the American Optometric Foundation.

Meetings

Annual meeting in October/November every year.

Publications

Newsletter: Published twice a year Eye-Mail Monthly®: Email 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

Representative

Helen Viksnins MEd, FAAO, CAE, Senior Director, Programs
Email: helenv@aaoptom.org

Education programs

Healthy Vision

Last updated: July 1, 2019