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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

Wed, 17 Jul 2019
H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, seeks to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, restoring patients’ and doctors’ control over important care decisions.
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
Only united under our common cause will optometry be recognized for the future-focused role in American health care.
Tue, 16 Jul 2019
A new study shows statin use may be associated with lower POAG risk, while conversely, higher serum cholesterol levels may increase risk.

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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