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American Optometric Association

Contact Information

Director, Communications Center
243 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141

1-800-365-2219 (Voice - Toll-free),
1-800-766-4466 (Voice - Toll-free), VISION USA
314-991-4100 (Voice),
314-991-4101 (FAX),

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Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Together, the AOA and its affiliates work to provide the public with quality vision and eye care. The AOA sets professional standards, helping its members conduct patient care efficiently and effectively; lobbies government and other organizations on behalf of the optometric profession; provides research and education leadership.


The AOA publishes pamphlets and audiovisual materials on eye care topics. Educational materials for children are available. Serial publications: Journal of the American Optometric Association, monthly--research papers, case studies, clinical procedures; AOA News, monthly--AOA events and professional developments.


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Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 12/7/2012
Date Revised: 11/7/2007 12:39:03 PM
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