Advocacy

Building student advocates in partnership with the AOA and state associations

Membership

Join 95 percent of Optometry Students in 24 schools and colleges, in belonging to the Association that represents you

Educational Opportunities

Travel grants, residency forums, fellowships and resources for you

Florida Licensure

Dear Future Colleagues, Recent changes in the statutes of the Florida Board of Optometry have created uncertainty for students and new graduates interested in practicing in Florida. On April 14, 2017, an administrative law judge invalidated the “7-year look back” provision relating to applications for licensure in Florida. However, by law, that provision will remain

Deadline extended for Allergan Photo Contest; HOYA Contest offering iPads

The AOSA’s major photo contests are in full swing, with Allergan offering 100 travel grants to Optometry’s Meeting (worth $200 each) for the best photos depicting dry eye.  Participants also will be able to sign up for a Restasis luncheon at the meeting.  Enter here. HOYA, meanwhile, has three iPads to offer for the best

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

Your dry eye photo can win a $200 Allergan travel grant!

Your photo representing the itching, burning and discomfort of dry eye — literal or abstract — can win you a $200 travel grant to Optometry’s Meeting.  Allergan is offering 97 of the travel grants to Washington, DC,  this summer, along with three larger grants to the top three photos.  Photos will be judged by the

Spring edition of Foresight highlights student voices

The Spring 2017 edition of Foresight magazine — one of AOSA’s largest ever — covers all aspects of optometry from a student’s eye view.  Advocating for the profession, choosing a residency or career path, honing your personal skill set or visiting Oakley HQ, the student leaders of the AOSA give you their perspective.  Look for