What is the American Optometric Student Association?

The mission statement of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA):

“Empowering students to thrive as doctors of optometry.”

Current AOSA Leadership Team

Although a separate entity from the American Optometric Association (AOA), the AOSA is committed to promoting the optometric profession, enhancing the education and welfare of optometry students, as well as enhancing the vision and ocular health of the public.

The AOSA represents more than 6,600 students attending the many schools and colleges of optometry throughout the United States of America, Canada, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Each school has a unique AOSA chapter and is represented on the AOSA Board by a Trustee and Trustee-Elect. These individuals have a deep passion for optometry and work to keep students informed about issues important to aspiring optometric physicians. These individuals act as a channel of communication between the AOSA and the schools in which they represent.


The AOSA and OptometryStudents.com work together on a newsletter available to AOA and AOSA members via email. This newsletter, Perspectives, is a way for the students across the US and Canada to share unique experiences and important information pertaining to optometry school. Look for the AOA’s “Week in Focus” in your inbox.

Visit www.theaosa.org for more information.