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    InfantSEE®


    Helping infants establish a lifetime of healthy vision
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    The Archives &
    Museum of Optometry


    Preserving the Profession's History
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    Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief

    Providing immediate aid in the wake of a catastrophic event
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    VISION USA


    Providing vision care to Americans in need

Optometry Cares

As optometry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation is committed to its mission – expanding eye health and vision care access to everyone in the U.S. in order to enhance human performance and quality of life.

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InfantSEE®

Due to the number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson Vision created InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide.

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VISION USA

Volunteers In Service In Our Nation (VISION USA) is a program that provides basic eye health and vision services free of charge to low-income, uninsured individuals and their families. VISION USA is provided by participating AOA member optometrists who donate their services.

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HEHC Community Grants


Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation, through a generous grant from the Essilor Vision Foundation, are pleased to announce the Healthy Eyes Healthy Children (HEHC) Community Grants.  These grants provide funding for activities which focus on increasing the outreach of vision services to communities, families, schools, and the medical community with special attention to the underserved children in the U.S. 

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Latest AOA News

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
For over a century, these doctors of optometry have treated patients the way they would want to be treated.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Data is the name of the game when it comes to Medicare's new payment program, which is why AOA offers doctors of optometry support in collecting reporting requirements through the profession's qualified clinical data registry (QCDR).
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Like parent, like child-adolescents engage in at least one unsafe contact lens habit at a much similar rate as adults, claims a new report that emphasizes the need for proper contact lens hygiene.

46 Million

That's the number low-income individuals in the United States cannot afford the cost of routine eye care or do not have the health insurance that covers such exams.

73 children in 100

will pass a routine vision screening, but will fail a comprehensive eye exam ...

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