Today's Students,
Tomorrow's Doctors of Optometry

About Us

Developing leaders in the optometric field for 50 years.

The AOSA is committed to promoting the optometric profession, enhancing the education and welfare of optometry students, as well as enhancing the vision and ocular health of the public. This website is designed to provide information to future, current and past students of optometry.

The AOSA represents more than 7,100 students attending the 25 schools and colleges of optometry throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Each school has a unique AOSA chapter that works hard to raise thousands of dollars for community outreach and dedicates hundreds of hours in community service. Each school is represented on the AOSA Board by a Trustee and Trustee-Elect. These individuals are some of the hardest-working optometry students at all the schools. They have a deep passion for optometry and work to keep students informed about issues important to aspiring doctors of optometry. Most importantly, these individuals work to be a channel of communication between the schools and the AOSA.

MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the American Optometric Student Association is to improve the visual welfare and health of the public, to promote the profession of optometry, and to enhance the education and welfare of optometry students.

 

THE AOSA IS AN AFFILIATE OF

Leadership

Schools

Chicago, IL



Illinois College of Optometry

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Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry

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Bloomington, IN



Indiana University School of Optometry

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Bayamón, Puerto Rico



Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry

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Boston, MA



MCPHS University School of Optometry

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New England College of Optometry

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Big Rapids, MI



Michigan College of Optometry

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Glendale, AZ



Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

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Tahlequah, OK



Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry

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Fort Lauderdale, FL



Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

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Forest Grove, OR



Pacific University College of Optometry

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Elkins Park, PA



Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

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Fullerton, CA



Southern California College of Optometry

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Memphis, TN



Southern College of Optometry

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New York, NY



State University of New York College of Optometry

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Columbus, OH



The Ohio State College of Optometry

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Birmingham, AL



University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

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Berkeley, CA



University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry

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Houston, TX



University of Houston College of Optometry

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St. Louis, MO



University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry

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Montréal, QC, Canada



University of Montreal School of Optometry

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Pikeville, KY



University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry

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San Antonio, TX



University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry

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Waterloo, ON, Canada



University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

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Pomona, CA



Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry

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Illinois College of Optometry
Midwestern University Chicago College of Optometry
Chicago, IL
Indiana University School of Optometry
Bloomington, IN
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
MCPHS University School of Optometry
New England College of Optometry
Boston, MA
Michigan College of Optometry
Big Rapids, MI
Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry
Glendale, AZ
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
Tahlequah, OK
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pacific University College of Optometry
Forest Grove, OR
Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Elkins Park, PA
Southern California College of Optometry
Fullerton, CA
Southern College of Optometry
Memphis, TN
State University of New York College of Optometry
New York, NY
The Ohio State College of Optometry
Columbus, OH
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
Birmingham, AL
University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA
University of Houston College of Optometry
Houston, TX
University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry
St. Louis, MO
University of Montreal School of Optometry
Montréal, QC, Canada
University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry
Pikeville, KY
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
San Antonio, TX
University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
Pomona, CA

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STUDENT MEMBERS
We’re here to listen to you — and represent you. As an AOSA member, you’ll be connected to a wide reach of optometric students and professionals across the country. You’ll gain access to the AOSA and AOA publications, Foresight and Focus, receive the AOSA business cards, and automatically become a member of the AOA. Your future as a doctor of optometry starts here. Existing members can also renew their membership by re-applying.

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SUSTAINING MEMBERS
Stay connected with the AOSA after you graduate. Become a Sustaining Member and receive benefits as well as strengthen our organization and profession. Help the next generation of optometrists grow and prosper.

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MEMBER BENEFITS
Pre-Optometry Students
  • Connect with mentors
  • Access publications
  • Build relationships with professionals in the field
  • Stay updated on industry news
International Students
  • Access to the AOSA’s website and publications
  • Learn about our 25 schools across the U.S. and Canada
  • Get to know more about the optometry profession
State Associations Affiliates
  • Automatically become an AOA and state optometric association/affiliate member
  • Find your state association/affiliate
  • Partake in state association/affiliate meetings
  • Connect with state association/affiliate staff