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

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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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HEHP® State Grants

The goal of Healthy Eyes Healthy People® (HEHP) State Association Grants is for optometrists to change community health programs so that vision services are provided and optometrists are recognized as vital to the health care system.

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Latest AOA News

Wed, 04 May 2016
Doctors of optometry play an important role in how codes are valued.
Tue, 03 May 2016
Novel compounds may have potential for other eye diseases.
Mon, 02 May 2016
Researchers identify nine new genetic risk factors for myopia.

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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