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Optometrists: Doctors on the Frontline
of Eye and Vision Care

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

Public Health

Community Health Centers – partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the AOA is working to improve access to center eye and vision care services.

InfantSEE®InfantSEE® – affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

Vision USAVISION USA – helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund – offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

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March 3-4, 2018 - RIOA's "Nose to the Grindstone" CE Weekend

18 hours of first class CE

Drs. Blair Lonsberry (Pacific University College of Optometry),  Peter Snyder (Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University), Alana Santoro (MCPHS) and Stephen Montaquila (RIOA member)

AOA members who belong to another state affiliate are welcome and encouraged to enjoy the RIOA member rate. All ODs welcome!

Click here to Register Online.

Click here for a Schedule of Events and Paper Registration.

Click here to access the 2018 CE Calendar.

RIOA members take note: Take 15 hours of RIOA CE in 2018 & earn a $150 credit towards next CE in 2019!  By signing up for full weekend's CE, you will take a huge step in meeting CE requirements, support your RIOA and save $150 next year.  Sign up today!


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