Events

All events hosted by the AOSA are meant to better connect you with this great profession and are aligned with one of our four pillars: Education, Advocacy, Student Experience, and Tools for Success.

AOSA events range from large-scale national meetings to individual chapter events at each school. We encourage you to get as involved as you can.

AOA on Capitol Hill

Date: April 7-9, 2019 Location: Washington D.C. | Capitol Hill


Make your voice heard. AOA on Capitol Hill presents a unique opportunity for students to team up with optometrists in Washington D.C. and advocate for our profession. Together, we will actively discuss optometry’s priorities with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Students who participate gain experience networking, advocating, and driving our profession forward.

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Optometry’s Meeting®

Date: June 19-23, 2019 Location: St. Louis, MO  |  America’s Center


Our Annual Meeting. Don’t miss your annual national member meeting! Powered by both the AOA and AOSA.

  • Learn. Attend continuing education courses, student specific education courses, and visit the Exhibit Hall to gain knowledge outside of your school’s classroom.
  • Lead. Be present as major decisions directing the course of the profession are made.
  • Connect. Network with fellow future and current practicing doctors of optometry.

Travel Grants Available   Register Today!

2019 Student of the Year

AOSA recognizes Optometry Students in their third or fourth year of school who show leadership skills when serving their profession, their patients, and their community.


Rules and Requirements. All nominates for the AOSA Student of the Year Award shall conform to the following requirements:

  • Submitted online. A statement, not exceeding 1,500 words, should accompany the nomination, explaining the primary reason the nominee should be named as award recipient. Anyone can submit the nomination. The nominee cannot be a member/former member of the AOSA Board of Trustees.
  • Supplemental Information. Letters of recommendation, curricula vitae, etc. may also be attached to the online application.
  • Selection. The Student of the Year will be selected by the AOSA/AOA Awards Committee, comprised of AOSA and AOA Trustees, and honored at Optometry’s Meeting 2019. The 2019 Student of the Year will receive up to $1,000 travel reimbursements to attend the Meeting.

Due April 30, 2019   Nominate Today!

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