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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

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 HEHP State Association
Grants. Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation and The American
Optometric Association, through a generous grant from Luxottica, are
pleased to announce the 12th annual funding of the Healthy Eyes Healthy
People® State Association Grants.

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Latest AOA News

Wed, 25 Nov 2015
Start planning your Optometry’s Meeting experience today.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Archives & Museum of Optometry’s 2,000-spectacle collection helps interpret profession’s and AOA’s history.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Educate patients about ocular trauma related to spectacles.

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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