About the American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Founded in 1922, the American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning.

The optometry field is constantly changing. To provide the highest quality continuing education and the most current vision science research, the Academy's annual meeting includes nearly 300 hours of Lectures & Workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and poster presentations over 4 days.

Optometry and Vision Science (OVS), published monthly, is the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. It is an authoritative source for current developments in optometry, visual optics, and eye & vision science. This frequently cited scientific journal has served primary eye care practitioners for close to 90 years, promoting vital interdisciplinary exchange among optometrists, ophthalmologists and eye/vision scientists worldwide.

To learn more

Visit the AAO website at www.aaopt.org

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The American Academy of Optometry's Mission

The American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning. The Academy provides continuing education to optometrists and vision scientists at our annual meeting. An optometrist can distinguish him/herself by becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).

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