About US

From Capitol Hill to your state legislature, AOA and its affiliates fight for your right to practice and your access to patients, working tirelessly to make sure your needs are heard and met. Our direct, grassroots lobbying efforts have positioned the profession well. These efforts continue to play a central role in fighting for increased access to care while still ensuring OD’s, and the patients we serve, are treated fairly.


Who We Are: 

We are the only federal PAC to support election / re-election of pro-optometry candidates for Congress
We compete with far larger PACs/contributors from organized medicine, insurers and internet contact lens sellers
We supports optometry’s pro-active, pro-access Federal  Agenda:

– Federal funding for state children’s vision initiatives

– Include ODs in NHSC programs open to other providers

– Medicaid physician status for ODs

– Federal crackdown on abuses by Internet contact lens sellers

– Protecting “Harkin Amendment”

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