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.
Ophthalmic Education Institute - Organized in 1964 as Metroptic Inc., OEI was reorganized as a not-for-profit educational organization in 1994 to better meet the needs of the members.
Optometric Extension Program - The mission of OEP is to advance human progress through research and education on vision, the visual process, and clinical care.
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.
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.
Optometric Student Association
Beta Sigma Kappa (International
Optometric Honor Society)
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
Kansas Optometric Student Association
Missouri Optometric Student Association
Student Optometry Government Association
Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
The Pre-Optometry Student Club of the University of Missouri-St. Louis