Getting involved in your state organization is easy and many offer free membership to students.  Being a member allows to to stay up-to-date on the policy issues that face your state and stay in contact with future colleagues who you may be working closely with in the future.
Below is a short list of all the state organization’s websites and just one of the many meetings that each state organization hosts. Optometry meetings provide a great educational experience outside of the classroom, fantastic networking opportunities and are a lot of fun! The first step to getting involved is to email your state organization, or simply fill out the membership application online!

Compiled by Meghan Murray, Illinois College of Optometry Trustee