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.

Members: Please login and select OVS Online from your account drop-down menu to access your complimentary online subscription.

Annual Reports

Cover Photos
Middle: 2016 Ocular Photography Contest Honorable Mention 5, Sujoy Mukherjee, BOptom, Bindurekha Barik, BOptom, Vivek Warkad, MS, “Bilateral Development of Lamellar Cataract." Bottom Left: 2016 Ocular Photography Contest 2nd Runner Up, Krushna Gopal Panda, BOptom, Soumyava Basu, MS, "Retinal Pigmentosa (color and fundus autofluorescence." 

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.

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.

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.

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)

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 2017 (PDF)
Spring 2017 (PDF)
Fall 2016 (PDF)
Spring 2016 (PDF)
Fall 2015 (PDF)
Spring 2015 (PDF)
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.