Academics

The AOA ensures members have the support they need as a student, a young doctor of optometry and beyond. This includes the resources needed to:

  • Manage class loads and board exams
  • Develop and adhere to an academic timeline
  • Decide if a residency is right for you

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AOA encourages your journey toward the profession of optometry
Studying optometry leads to a multitude of professional paths, but it all begins with coursework. With the help of the AOA, students are supported as they develop an academic timeline, manage classes, take on the national board exams and find optometric residency programs.

Studying Optometry

STUDYING OPTOMETRY

From managing your classes to developing your academic timeline to the board exams, the AOA is here to support your studies.

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GET INVOLVED

How to join the AOSA, which means you’ll also be a member of the AOA.

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Residency Programs

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Residency programs Find a source for residency programs in the far-reaching world of professional optometry.

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