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About Us

The Foundation provides support for optometric research and education.
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What We Do

The AAOF is a philanthropic organization that develops and provides financial support for optometric research and education in vision and eye health to improve clinical patient care.

AAOF Silent Auction at Academy 2018 San Antonio  

You can support the mission of the AAOF by donating an item to the silent auction. Popular auction items include jewelry, handcrafted items, artwork, and optometric equipment. The silent auction will take place in the exhibit hall with bidding ending at the Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, November 10. If you have an item to donate, please return the completed auction donation form (PDF). For more information, please contact the AAOF at Thank you for your support. 

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The AAOF offers many awards, grants, scholarships, and research opportunities. The application window for these awards are currently open or opening soon. 

Mission Sponsors

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation extends its appreciation to our corporate sponsors whose generosity allows AAOF to provide financial support through our fellowship, scholarship, grants, student and residency award programs.

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