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The following is a guide to Optometry Professional Associations which does not reflect 100% the complete list of global Optometry Professional Associations and may differ from time to time. Some references may appear later invalid or directs the reader to another location. An effort has been made and will continue to maintain the information up-to-date.

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Alabama Optometric Association 
Organization representing optometrists in Alabama.


American Academy of Optometry 

American Academy of Optometry (British Chapter)
Organization to promote excellence in the practice of optometry.


American Optometric Association 
Main professional association for optometrists in the US. Information for optometrists and the general public, including information on eyecare and eye diseases. 


Association of Optometrists, UK 
Mission is to promote and protect its members, individually and collectively, with services and representation to enhance their professional and business activities.


Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) 
Provide resources to state regulatory boards of optometry throughout North America.


Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) 
Foundation for knowledge and education for professionals in behavioral optometry.


British Contact Lens Association 
Information about the association. Clinical Conference announcements, continuing education courses and scientific meetings.


California Optometric Association   
Dedicated to assuring the highest quality health care for the public through the advancement of optometry.


Canadian Association of Optometrists 
Provides information about Optometry, the association, as well as information on vision and eye health.


Dynamic Vision Network   
Organization for independent optometrists in South Africa.


Eye Health Council of Canada   
A partnership between the ophthalmic industry and Optometry, is the national public education division of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO). Each year it hosts Eye Health Canada Month, a national public awareness campaign.


Federation Of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians, UK   
Represents the business interests of registered opticians.


Florida Optometric Association   
Provides information on sight wellness, and a list of O.D.'s in the state.


General Optical Council, UK   
Regulatory authority in the UK and Northern Ireland responsible for the regulation of opticians (optometrists). It does this by providing for statutory registration, the accreditation and monitoring of education, training and examination. It also enforces proper standards of practice and conduct.


Georgia Optometric Association   
Professional organization whose mission is to fulfill the vision and eye care needs of the citizens of the state through clinical care, research, and education.


Illinois Optometric Association   
Provides support, networking and continuing education for optometrists within the state.


Institute of Optometry, UK   
Offers a comprehensive range of services to support the optical professional throughout the UK. Also provides specialist eyecare services to the public.


International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)   
Global educational organization dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education worldwide and promoting the widespread, safe use of contact lenses.


Maryland Optometric Association 
Dedicated to delivering the highest standard of professional optometry care to the citizens of the state.


New Zealand Association of Optometrists 
Represents over 90% of the Practicing Optometrists in New Zealand. Information for optometrists, vision and useful links.


Ohio Optometric Association   
Promotes high quality optometric care, and advancement of the profession of optometry.


Ontario Association of Optometrists   
Provides information about optometry, the association, and vision and eye health.


Opticians Association of America   
National organization working on behalf of the independent optician.


Optometric Extension Program 
A non-profit organization which serves the educational needs of optometrists.


Optometrists Association Australia (Federal Office)   
Includes general information and advice on optometry and eyecare topics, as well as information specifically for optometrists.


Optometrists Association Australia (New South Wales Division)   

Optometrists Association Australia (Queensland Division)   
Provides public information about the association in Queensland, as well as information for optometrists.


Optometrists Association Australia (Victorian Division)   
Professional organization for optometrists in Victoria, Australia.


Tanzania Optometric Association 
Encourages professional conduct amongst its members, and represents them with the government.


Tennessee Optometric Association   
Represents more than 600 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in nearly every county across the state.


Texas Optometric Association 

The College of Optometrists (United Kingdom) 
Professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK.


The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists 
Established in 1982 by a group of optometry graduates from overseas, the society's objectives are to promote and improve the science and practice of optometry for the public benefit, and to maintain the highest possible standards of eye care services.

The UK Optometry mailing list  


Victorian College of Optometry   
Organization affiliated with the University of Melbourne, Australia. Its mission is the advancement of knowledge and learning in optometry.


World Council of Optometry (WCO) 
An international organization dedicated to the enhancement and development of eye and vision care worldwide. Representing over 50 countries, it serves as a forum for member organizations to respond to public health needs and opportunities around the world.


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