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Let's Dance and Deal: Academy's Centennial Celebration

Join us for an evening of fun during Centennial Celebration: Let’s Dance & Deal, an opportunity to mingle with friends, roll the dice in our casino-style ballroom, and dress in attire from your favorite decade. Put on your dapper 20s suit and hat, 70s disco pants, 80s big hair, etc. We’ll travel back in time while you dance to music from the decades.


This event is included in your registration for Academy 2022 San Diego.

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Two New Academy Special Interest Groups

Fellows, here is your first look at two new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) you can be a part of within the Academy. 

Academic Optometry SIG

The Academic Optometry Special Interest Group's mission is to create a network within the academic optometric community to provide mentorship and foster collaboration. The SIG has more than 120 faculty members with divisions of an advisory committee of senior faculty, a liaison committee of junior faculty, and general members ranging from all forms of academic rank from Clinical Instructors to Professors and Deans, representing 16 optometry schools and eight ophthalmology programs.

Contact Dr. Yocheved Shira Kresch to learn more. 

Ophthalmic Lasers SIG

The purpose of the Ophthalmic Lasers Special Interest Group is to gather those with an interest in these exciting procedures. Membership includes professionals actively performing procedures and those interested in learning more. The SIG is open to Academy Fellows from an academic background as well as in an active practice setting. Our goal is to share information, techniques, relevant literature, and the latest advancements in technology in order to foster greater communication and collaboration in this area. 

Contact Dr. David Hall to learn more.

Upcoming Virtual CE Events

CCLRT SOAR Diplomate Preparatory Course

Two hours of COPE-accredited CE will be offered for this session. There is no cost for this virtual series.

Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease with Renee Reeder, OD, FAAO, FBCLA

Tonight! September 15 at 7 pm CT - RSVP here

Low Vision Diplomate Preparatory Course

Join the Low Vision Section for this series (COPE accreditation pending) to prepare for the Diplomate Program. All members may attend. There is no cost for this virtual series.


Low Vision Optics Review with Frank Spors, EurOptom, PhD, FAAO

September 17 at 11 am CT (two hours) - RSVP here

Ocular Disease Review with Raman Bhakhri, OD, FAAO

September 17 at 1 pm CT (two hours) - RSVP here


The American Academy of Optometry is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

Sheldon M. Golden Conference 

October 2, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm PT

Six COPE-accredited CE hours

The University of California Berkeley will host a virtual webinar focused on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The expert panel of speakers will share practical assessment and therapeutic tools, including prescribing considerations to enhance your care of this important population and how recent research has shaped clinical practice. Learn more...

Available Job Openings

Looking for a new opportunity? Interested in making a change? Check out these job offerings.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation News

Foundation Events at Academy 2022 San Diego

Your American Academy of Optometry Foundation, celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, will be located in booth #537 in the Exhibit Hall during the annual meeting. Be sure to visit and learn more about the programs developed for Academy members such as Staff Training Fundamentals, Clinical Investigator Certification, and the Clinical Podcast Series. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Read the feature article from the September issue of the Optometry and Vision Science journal titled, The Effects of Visual Field Loss from Stroke on Performance in a Driving Simulator by Tomas Bro et al.

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Earley, recipient of this year's Ohio Optometric Association Warren G. and Ruth P. Morris Optometrist of the Year award!