Students rally and inspire during Optometry’s Meeting 2017

Against the backdrop of major health care reform — and with the largest-ever gathering of optometry students — the American Optometric Student Association at Optometry’s Meeting® announced multiple new initiatives, debuted a series of first-time events and honored individuals for their outstanding contributions to students and patient care. The Washington, D.C.,  meeting hosted more than

AOSA highlights commitment to AOA+ student travel grants

  On April 6, the AOSA Board of Trustees voted and approved to allocate $100,000 to the AOA to support student travel to AOA+ in Washington, D.C. “The AOSA is proud to support this landmark initiative that will undoubtedly be beneficial to students in their professional development, ” said AOSA President Andy Mackner, of Pacific

AOSA elects 2017-18 officers

SAN DIEGO –   Andy Mackner has been elected the 50th president of the American Optometric Student Association. A third-year optometry student at Pacific University College of Optometry, Mackner chairs AOSA’s Advocacy Committee.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College and calls Pelican Rapids, MN, home. Other officers elected Jan. 7 are: Vice

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

AOSA President: Strong Profession, Lasting Legacy

AOSA President Erick Henderson (SCO 2017) addressed the AOA House of Delegates on July 2, describing the student perspectives toward their fellow millennials, thanking to those who have fought for the privileges students now enjoy and vowing to continue using the resources of the AOSA to ensure the profession is strong and ready for the