InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico severely damaged by hurricane

Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico and shut down the school of optometry. Brittany Stern of IAUPR has shared photos of the destruction at the school.  She reports: “The school took a lot of damage. The clinic and library have a lot of flooding and the roof caved in in multiple places. A 2nd floor

Fund offers way for Optometry Students to help others in need

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals, including our fellow colleagues at the University of Houston College of Optometry, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico and Nova Southeastern University. These were historic hurricanes, creating unprecedented damage.  In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and to respond to Hurricane Irma, the American Optometric Student Association

Planning begins for AOSA’s 50th Anniversary in 2018

The AOSA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2018, and plans are taking shape to mark the occasion from many perspectives; we’ll look at the amazing progress in optometric education, the optometrists who emerged as student leaders and continued to fulfill their early promise; and the profession that was shaped over the decades

Sign Up Now for the AOSA/Luxottica SunSale at Optometry’s Meeting

AOSA SunSale at Optometry’s Meeting 2017 Join us for an exclusive sunglass sale during the upcoming Optometry’s Meeting event! This SunSale features frames from amazing brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley at unbelievably discounted prices. All proceeds benefit OneSight and Optometry Cares. Register now to select your time slot for this can’t miss event! Sign Up

AOSA General Session – 500 Students and Tough Trivia

With a huge turnout, AOSA’s largest annual gathering of optometry students featured 500 vying for top honors in a trivia competition hosted by HOYA Vision, a lunch and awards from the AOSA recognizing those who make a difference for optometry students nationwide. “I’m proud that AOSA has established strong support of advocacy, whether through AOA-PAC,

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

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

Fall Foresight features broad view of our profession

In the largest issue yet of AOSA’s flagship magazine, student leaders report from all the schools and colleges, we outline the roles of partner organizations throughout the profession, highlight the importance of membership and look at some of the benefits of belonging to THE association for optometry students.  Written entirely by your peers in optometry