MOA members can give back through the following organizations.
InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, AOA optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.
Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation
Optometry Cares - The AOA Foundation is optometry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, and is the catalyst to making a difference in advancing eye health, vision care and the general well-being of the public through scientific, educational, charitable, and public service activities of the profession of optometry.
Optometry Giving Sight
Optometry Giving Sight funds projects that seek to ensur esustainable, lasting results in three ways: eye care service delivery (exams, low-cost eye glasses and low-vision devices); human resources (training of optometrists, eye care personnel and their teachers); and infrastructure development (establishment and support of vision centres, eye clinics and schools of optometry). To date, more than $3 million has been allocated/disbursed to projects that have helped to screen and provide basic eye care services to more than 1.7 million people, train 1550 mid-level eye care personnel and create more than 100 vision centres/optical workshops.
Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief
The mission of Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief is to assist optometrists whose lives and practices have been disrupted by natural disasters. The Fund strives to provide all optometrists who have experienced severe damage to their practice and/or home with immediate financial relief.