The American Academy of Optometry publishes several journals and newsletters:

Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) Journal

For more than 60 years the Academy has published a monthly journal containing papers on the clinical and basic science aspects of optometry and vision science. Optometry and Vision Science is recognized today as one of the most prestigious optometric journals worldwide and stands as a chronicle of the scientific and professional development of the profession. Fellows, candidates, residents and post-doctoral students receive OVS as a benefit of membership. Optometric student Academy members may request a complimentary subscription. All Academy members receive free access to the online version of OVS.

Annual Reports
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report

Eye-Mail® Monthly

Eye-Mail® Monthly is the electronic newsletter of the American Academy of Optometry. Each issue features an article of interest, Annual Meeting and Academy information, links to useful websites and more. Members receive their issue on the first of every month. Nonmembers may receive a complimentary subscription. For Eye-Mail® Monthly Subscriptions or Submissions, please email

Position Papers

The American Academy of Optometry's Sections and SIGs are encouraged to submit papers on specific topics. Click here to download the Academy's Position Paper policy (PDF)

Eye-Mail® News Brief

The Eye-Mail® News Brief is a highly informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to the inboxes of the Academy members each and every week. The Eye-Mail® News Brief includes articles on optometry, vision technology, trends in eye care, and even more. Visit the Eye-Mail® News Brief archive

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The History of the American Academy of Optometry: 1987-2010

The Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its most recent book, The History of the American Academy of Optometry: 1987-2010, written by Dr. Robert Newcomb. Dr. Newcomb writes, “The American Academy of Optometry is a very special and unique organization to me; and I hope those who read its recent history - and learn of its traditions - will feel the same sense of belonging to it that I have.“ The book can be purchased for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the American Optometric Foundation. Please email Sarah Kidd at for more information on ordering. 

American Academy of Optometry Newsletter

Printed three times a year, the AAO Newsletter reports on Academy events and previews upcoming meetings. It also includes reports from the sections, chapters and student liaisons.

Fall 2014 (PDF)
Spring 2014 (PDF)
Fall 2013 (PDF)
Spring 2013 (PDF)
Summer 2012 (PDF)
Spring 2012 (PDF)
Fall 2011 (PDF)
Spring 2011 (PDF)
Fall 2010 (PDF)
Spring 2010 (PDF)

President's Calling

Each month, the Academy President composes a personal email to all Academy members. View the past editions of the President's Calling on the Academy's blog