AOA honors active-duty sacrifice of Army doctor of optometry

Maj. Charles R. Soltes, O.D., of California, died in Iraq in 2004 when an explosive device struck his convoy.Read more >

November 6, 2019

Get moving

Make 2020 the year the eye exam takes its rightful place in Americans’ health care.Read more >

November 6, 2019

From small-town to big deal

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers.Read more >

September 16, 2019

HEHC: $77,500 granted to children’s vision projects nationwide

Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation awarded 17 Healthy Eyes Healthy Children grants, totaling $77,500, to initiatives bolstering awareness and access to children’s eye care services. Read more >

September 3, 2019

Championing children’s eye care

It is critical that every child receives an in-person, comprehensive eye examination by an eye doctor in their first year of life and before school or sooner if their doctor recommends it. Vision has an enormous impact on social, motor, cognitive and academic achievement, and doctors of optometry can help ensure a successful future.Read more >

July 24, 2019

Looking ahead

Only united under our common cause will optometry be recognized for the future-focused role in American health care.Read more >

July 17, 2019

AOA turning a moment into a movement

The AOA unveils plans for an ambitious 2020 public awareness campaign on comprehensive eye examinations.Read more >

June 24, 2019