Advance your profession and your career. Unite with other professionals passionate about improving patient care, public awareness and the professional standing of optometry. Explore OPW/AOA membership opportunities supporting all areas of optometry.
The Optometric Physicians of Washington serves as the voice and face of optometry at a state level and as an affiliate of the American Optometric Association (AOA) on a national level. The OPW and the AOA represents more than 40,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in more than 6,600 communities across the country and in foreign countries.
OPW and AOA provide a wealth of resources for successfully managing all modes of practices, as well as fostering life-long learning through continuing education.
OPW and AOA or the only organizations that legally and legislatively protect your profession from the offensives of organized medicine, the regulatory mazes of government bureaucracies and third-party payers, and increasingly, health care reform.
OPW members receive rich dividends of camaraderie, education, instruction and guidance, as well as professional and personal fulfillment. Members of our community have access to many valuable benefits, including information on local, state, and national issues that directly impact your ability to practice full scope optometry.
The best way to protect and advance optometry is to get involved and join us. Through active participation, you will be part of the effort to shape our profession that we all love. Please do not hesitate to call upon us if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance. We look forward to serving with you!