Advocacy

Building student advocates in partnership with the AOA and state associations

Membership

Join 95 percent of Optometry Students in 24 schools and colleges, in belonging to the Association that represents you

Career Focus

Jumpstart your path from optometry school to practicing and beyond

OneSight

The AOSA, NOSA and Luxottica team up to send 25 OD students to Africa to help the world see with OneSight!

  From Erick Henderson, AOSA President:    I am extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Luxottica, a global leader in eyewear and eye care, and OneSight, a leading global non-profit organization. Many optometry students have a yearning passion to utilize their newly learned skills to help the world see. Knowing this, the American Optometric Student Association

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Scholarship Rewards Strong Social Media Skills

    What makes a conversation memorable? When you enter practice, how will you ensure that your patients retain your critical messages? How creative can you be when explaining a difficult eye condition or disease? Apply now to be considered for one of two $5,000 Memorable Conversations Scholarships Eligibility Applicants must meet the following criteria

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African mission for 25 OD students opens soon!

The AOSA, NOSA and Luxottica team up to send 25 OD students to Africa to help the world see with OneSight!  “I am extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Luxottica, a global leader in eyewear and eye care, and OneSight, a leading global non-profit organization,” said Erick Henderson, AOSA president.  “Many optometry students have

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OOA’s Realeyes Education Program Receives National Recognition

A classroom education program created by the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) Tuesday received the Outstanding Scientific Paper (Project) Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Colorado’s capital city. The award recognizes an individual, group, or institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of eye/vision care in the public health field. The Realeyes

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An Interview with AOA President Andrea P. Thau, O.D.

To become an optometrist, we all start at the same place; optometry school. However, being an optometrist does not mean we all are the same nor do we all interact with the profession in the same manner. Some, like Andrea P. Thau, O.D., decide to give their time to the legislated aspect of optometry in