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Membership Update on COVID-19

As the Academy continues to move forward with its important work during this public health crisis, COVID-19, we believe it is imperative for our members, colleagues, students as well as their families and patients to be informed.

The Academy has launched the My COVID-Hub as a resource for optometric practitioners and the general public with research summaries, the latest updates, information from our industry partners and more. Read more...

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