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Could optometry unlock secrets to cognitive health? What the research says

November 30, 2021

The 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci quipped, “the eyes, the window of the soul.” He couldn’t know the half of it. Only now, with 21st century technology, are researchers unlocking the secrets of the retina—and the brain. The search for retinal biomarkers of neurocognitive disorders is returning results, and optometry may hold a piece of the puzzle. Read More >

‘Silver linings’ projects fuel eye health, vision care outreach

November 30, 2021

Healthy Eyes Healthy Children funded years of community initiatives bolstering awareness and access to children’s eye care. Your donation can support impactful Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation programs. Read More >

For new students, grants make a difference—so they can, too

November 30, 2021

Since the AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry grant program was announced last spring, 32 grants have been awarded. Awardees from underrepresented minority groups in the profession talked about their hope to make a difference to others someday. Read More >

Calendar of Events

Day in Olympia, Winter Board Meeting

January 30, 2022 - January 31, 2022

Double TreeRead more >

Postgraduate Seminar (Kane Hall)

March 19, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Kane Hall, University of WashingtonRead more >

OPW Annual Convention

June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Semiahmoo ResortRead more >