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

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

250 AOSA members attend Congressional Conference

AOA-PAC’s Congressional Advocacy Conference (CAC) in Washington D.C. featured a strong representation from more than 250 students at the meeting and in supporting AOA-PAC.  Student contributions make AOSA the seventh-largest organization contributing to AOA-PAC.  With legislation regarding student loans and federal service optometry part of Congress’ agenda, there is no doubt that laws passed now