Minnesota optometrists and students meet with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

More than 300 optometry students part of AOA advocacy on Capitol Hill

Advocates for optometry took a united message directly to Capitol Hill and federal agency officials April 19 — that AOA doctors and AOSA/AOA-member students will do whatever it takes to better safeguard patient health and ensure that millions more Americans have expanded access to the doctor of optometry-provided comprehensive eye and vision health care services…

Spring 16 Foresight

Spring Foresight at schools now

The AOSA’s twice yearly magazine is available now for students, optometric educations and pre-optometry students to read.  Published and written by students leaders at all 23 schools and colleges of optometry, Foresight features news and perspectives from students who are in the midst of their optometric education. Read it online or get a copy at your…

Capitol poster

New AOSA travel grants for all students who attend AOA’s Congressional Advocacy Conference in April

For the first time, optometry students who go to Washington, DC, as advocates for their future profession will receive travel grants from the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA). “The Congressional Advocacy Conference can be a life-changing experience for many students,” said AOSA President Hunter Chapman, a student at Southern College of Optometry. “The AOSA is…

OM2016 Speakers

Optometry’s Meeting® announces 2016 speaker, entertainment

Optometry’s Meeting® 2016 is all about the stars as world-famous and history-changing luminaries align for two spectacular celebrations. Come join the excitement as Boston hosts the 119th Annual AOA Congress and 46th Annual AOSA Conference:Optometry’s Meeting, June 29-July 3. This year’s meeting features expanded continuing education opportunities—beginning even earlier Wednesday and ending later on Sunday—more…

2016-17 AOSA EC

AOSA elects 2016-17 Executive Council

JACKSONVILLE, FL —  The American Optometric Student Association, which represents 6,700 students of optometry, has elected Erick Henderson of Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN) as its president. Henderson, from Danville, IL, is the 49th student to serve as president of the AOSA. Henderson graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University…