Optometry Cares Society

One of the greatest rewards is helping those who are most vulnerable in our society.  Through our VISION USA and InfantSEE® programs, we help thousands of children and adults get access to comprehensive eye exams and vision care.  Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief assisted many members of the optometry profession whose homes and practices were damaged by natural disasters. Our Archives and Museum of Optometry provides a repository of information and resources related to the history of the AOA and the profession of optometry.

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Major Gifts

“Luminary”: $25,000 – $99,000

Optovue, Inc.

Foundations and Companies

“Ally”: $6,000-$8,999

Bruder Healthcare, Inc.


Lifetime Members: $25,000

Angel Alvarez
Dr. and Mrs. Kenji Hamada*
Lynn S. Hammonds, O.D.*
Martha Morrow, O.D.*

20/20 Circle: $6,000-$24,999

Drs. John and Cheryl Archer*
Allan Barker, O.D.*
Larry L. Brandt, O.D.*
Drs. David and Cherry Cockrell*
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Kehoe*

Ambassadors: $3,000-$5,999

Irving Bennett, O.D.*
Renee Brauns*
T. Joel Byars, O.D.*
Dori Carlson, O.D.*
Weslie Hamada, O.D.
Jason Harrold
John Hymes
Steven A. Loomis, O.D.*
Joseph C. Mallinger, O.D.*
Samuel Pierce, O.D.*
Dr. Steven and Kendra Reed
Dave Sattler*
Jack Schaeffer, O.D.*
Kirk Smick, O.D.*
Jerry Sude, O.D.*
Andrea Thau, O.D.*

Friends: $1,500-$2,999

Catherine S. Amos, O.D.*
Tom Annunziato, O.D.
Kerry L. Beebe, O.D.*
Ron Benner, O.D.
Dana Biederman, O.D.
Brittany and Daniel Broombaugh
Greg Caldwell, O.D.*
Carmen Castellano, O.D.
Douglas Clark, O.D.
John Coble, O.D.
G. Robert Crosby, O.D.
James Deom, O.D.
James DeVleming, O.D.
Joe Ellis, O.D.*
Fred Farias, III, O.D.*
Dr. Shannon Franklin & Mr. Alan Franklin
Ben Gaddie, O.D.
Diane Greer
Candace Hamel, O.D.*
Ryan and Tracy Hayes*
Catherine Hendricks
Rebecca & Jordan Hildebrand
Ronald L. Hopping, OD, MPH *
Barbara Horn, O.D.*
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Layman*
Daryl Mann, O.D.
Carol Marusich, O.D.
Ashley McFerron, O.D.*
Stacey Meier, O.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Joyce Myers
Clarke D. Newman, O.D.
Bjorn Ottosson*
Rodney Peele*
Christopher and Susan Quinn*
Carol Record, O.D.
William Reynolds, O.D.*
Rodolfo Rodriguez, O.D.
Jim Sandefur, O.D.*
See Life Family Vision
Lisa Wade, O.D

*Charter Society Members

CLICK HERE to see all of the Optometry Cares Society membership levels


All members will be invited to an annual recognition reception at Optometry’s Meeting, be included in special listings in Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation publications, receive special mailings about critical vision health activities, receive invitations to vision health care seminars and screenings, and enjoy access to vision health care professionals as appropriate.

Become a  Member

Membership in the Society is a three-year term. You can make your gift as a one-time donation or divide your total gift over three years. If you would like more information on becoming a Member of the Optometry Cares Society, please call Rebecca Hildebrand at (314) 983-4154 or send an e-mail to RAHildebrand@aoa.org

Click here to download an Optometry Cares Society Pledge Form for Individuals.
Click here to download an Optometry Cares Society Pledge Form for Foundations and Companies.
Please Contact Rebecca Hildebrand at (314) 983-4154 to discuss Major Gift Pledges. 

To make a donation please click here.

Updated 2.6.17


Your investment will ensure that The AOA Foundation continues to provide immediate relief to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, vision care to needy Americans, scholarships for optometry students, preservation of optometry’s history and public education about the need for a lifetime of vision care.

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