Affiliate Meetings

Armed Forces Optometric Society Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) will be holding its annual meeting prior to the Academy 2017 Chicago.  This event includes a full day of continuing education designed for optometrists in federal service optometry (Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs, Public Health and Indian Health Services, and other Federal entities). Service breakout sessions will allow optometrists to meet with their specific service leaders and to discuss current issues facing their respective branch. Additionally, there will be opportunities for attendees to interact with fellow federal service optometrists and colleagues during the day and at the evening President’s Reception. The day also includes the AFOS annual business meeting and a unique exhibit hall. AFOS welcomes all students and practitioners interested in federal service optometry to attend. For more information visit the AFOS website at

AFOS Bundled Registration

The Academy is pleased to partner with AFOS to offer bundled registration for both the Academy and AFOS meetings.


Early Bird
(Before 8/7)
(After 8/7)
Academy Member and AFOS Attendee (All 4 Days) $550 $600 $650
Academy Nonmember and AFOS Attendee (All 4 Days) $910 $960 $1,010
Student / Resident Member and AFOS Attendee (All 4 Days) $75 $100 $110
Student / Resident Nonmember and AFOS Attendee (All 4 Days) $125 $150 $160
AFOS Meeting Only $115 $115 $115

Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS)
The Joint Symposium of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and American Academy of Optometry at the Academy’s annual meeting in Chicago this year highlights some insights and advances in the etiology and management of glaucoma. The symposium will provide attendees with two hours of continuing education credits. The speakers include Dr. David Friedman, Alfred Sommer Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Fechtner, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York and Dr. John Berdahl, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, SD. Further details of the program will be posted on the Optometric Glaucoma Society website at

Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS)
The demand for vision services is expected to flood the healthcare system by 2020 due to age related eye disease and the diabetes epidemic. The Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) is a non-profit organization focused on educating the eye care profession about disease prevention, including lifestyle modification, attention to dietary intake and micronutrient supplementation and how these are critical to an integrated approach to primary vision care.

Each year, ONS presents its Fall Symposium just prior to the Academy meeting. It is an afternoon of certified lectures designed to inform and educate on nutrition and eye health topics. The Fall Symposium is open to both members and non-members. Further information about the ONS and details regarding the 2017 Fall Symposium will be posted on the ONS website at