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The Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) strives to advocate, educate and promote optometry and the optometric physicians in Washington State. Their strategic plan includes representing the interests of optometry and patients, providing education to enhance practice and career success, promoting optometry, vision, and eye health, delivering value for members in all modes of practice, and fostering leadership and resources to serve the membership and advance the strategic plan. Visit the link provided to learn more.
The Opticians Association of America (OAA) serves as the collective voice of the optician industry. The OAA’s ongoing mission is to work with members, partners and other professionals—both inside and outside of the industry—to ensure that opticians receive the recognition, respect, opportunity and protection they deserve. Likewise, they work tirelessly to further a positive and informed brand image, in both local as well as national markets. Visit the link to learn more.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation’s health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. As primary healthcare providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. To learn more about the AOA, please visit the link provided.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, the Academy protects sight and empowers lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Visit the link provided to learn more.
Modern day advances in optometry continually provide our profession with improved tools and technology to care for patients. Maintaining competency goes far beyond a license to practice; it’s about staying on top of the latest knowledge and standards in patient care. The American Board of Optometry (ABO) is proud to be a dedicated partner in demonstrating commitment to high quality patient care through lifelong learning and professionalism. Visit the link provided to learn more about ABO certification.