AOA+ Pledge

Like no other industry opportunity, AOA+ is a unique experience for optometry students and faculty, as well as new graduates, to take their professional involvement to the next level. AOA+ brings together the profession’s next generation of leaders for a four-day, immersive experience in career development, skill building, networking and advocacy in our nation’s capital.

AOA+

In 2017, the visionary AOA+ initiative engaged a groundbreaking 2,000+ students and new doctors in Washington, D.C., during Optometry’s Meeting / AOA on Capitol Hill. The gathering gave attendees a singular vantage point into how being part of our family can support doctors professionally and personally.

Today, we are a larger and stronger family because of it. As of 2021, 55% of the participating students and 66% of the participating doctors continue their membership, a resounding marker of success and an indicator that AOA achieved meaningful and ongoing engagement. In 2023, our plans are big, bold and ambitious. We are looking forward to an unprecedented experience, combining the power of Optometry’s Meeting with optometry’s premiere advocacy event, AOA on Capitol Hill, and a reimagined AOA+.

The AOA and AOSA are helping 3,000 students, new doctors and faculty attend AOA+ at Optometry’s Meeting 2023 with travel grants available on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive an AOA+ travel grant, attendees must register for Optometry’s Meeting by March 1, 2023, to be included in the grant selection pool.

Join AOA in encouraging all of optometry’s students, new doctors and faculty to experience next year’s don’t miss AOA+ at Optometry’s Meeting. Like no other industry opportunity, AOA+ is a unique opportunity for students and faculty, as well as new graduates, to take their professional involvement to the next level. AOA+ brings together programming for the profession’s next generation of leaders in a four-day, immersive experience focused on career development, skill building, networking and advocacy in our nation’s capital.

Those who sign the pledge:

  • Recognize optometry’s essential and expanding role in health care and the opportunities ahead to make America healthier
  • Join in urging all optometry students and doctors of optometry to participate in AOA+ 2023 and commit to career-long involvement in optometry’s profession’s advancement

Join with these organizations who have signed the pledge and made a commitment to participate in this historic event.

American Association of Corporate Optometrists
American Academy of Optometry
Armed Forces Optometric Society
Alabama Optometric Association
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
The American Optometric Student Association
Arizona Optometric Association
Arkansas Optometric Association
Black EyeCare Perspective
California Optometric Association
Colorado Optometric Association
Connecticut Association of Optometrists
Delaware Optometric Association
Florida Optometric Association
Georgia Optometric Association
Idaho Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association
Indiana Optometric Association
Iowa Optometric Association
Kansas Optometric Association
Kentucky Optometric Association
Optometry Association of Louisiana
Maine Optometric Association
Maryland Optometric Association
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists
Michigan Optometric Association
Minnesota Optometric Association
Mississippi Optometric Association
Missouri Optometric Association
École d'optométrie—Université de Montréal
National Academies of Practice-Optometry
National Optometric Association
National Optometric Student Association
Nebraska Optometric Association
Nevada Optometric Associaiton
New Mexico Optometric Associaiton
New York State Optometric Association
North Caroline Optometric Society
Ohio Optometric Association
Oklahoma Optometric Association
Oregon Optometric Association
Rhode Island Optometric Association
Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians
Texas Optometric Association
Vermont Optometric Association
Virginia Optometric Association
Optomtric Physicians Washington
Western University College of Optometry
West Virginia Optometric Associaiton
Wisconsin Optometric Association
Wyoming Optometric Association

AOA+ 2023 Pledge

Our organization / institution is proud to be a supporting group for AOA+ 2023, Optometry’s largest-ever advocacy mobilization and unity experience, to be held June 21-24th in Washington, DC, in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting. Recognizing optometry’s essential and expanding role in health care and the opportunities ahead to make America healthier, we join in urging all optometry students and doctors of optometry to participate in AOA+ 2023 and commit to career-long involvement in our profession’s advancement.

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