National/International Optometric Organizations
American Academy of Optometry - AAO has the goal to maintain and enhance excellence in optometric practice; it does this by fostering research and the dissemination of knowledge in both basic and applied vision science.
American Optometric Association - AOA has a mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere with more than 35,000 members in 6,500 U.S. communities.
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry - The seventeen schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico comprise ASCO.
College of Optometrists in Vision Development - COVD is an international organization dedicated to the study and promotion of the developmental aspects of patient care.
Fellowship of Christian Optometrists - FCO is an international organization which functions to bring optometric care and a Christian message to its community, local and abroad.
National Optometric Association - NOA has been a leader in the cause of improving the quality and accessibility of eye care in minority and other historically underserved communities.
Optometric Extension Program - The mission of OEP is to advance human progress through research and education on vision, the visual process, and clinical care.
Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity - The primary mission of VOSH is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide where it is not affordable or obtainable.
Local Optometric Organizations
Missouri Optometric Association - Founded in 1901, today the MOA represents and serves more than 500 members throughout the state of Missouri.
St. Louis Optometric Society - SLOS is dedicated to promoting communication in the ophthalmic community, providing continuing education credit for its members.
Missouri Optometric Foundation - The MOF offers scholarships to optometry students, promotes private optometric practice, provides grants for optometric research, and supports schools of optometry.
Kansas Optometric Association - The KOA serves more than 500 doctors of optometry across the state and around the country.
Illinois Optometric Association - For over a century, the IOA, a not-for-profit, voluntary association of Illinois optometrists, has been dedicated to making optometry a stronger profession.
Student Optometric Organizations
American Optometric Student Association
Beta Sigma Kappa (International Optometric Honor Society)