Giving Tuesday

Support the Foundation by donating on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
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2021 Meeting

Save the Date! Academy 2021 Boston, November 3-6, 2021
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Open Awards

Apply now for the Jill & George Mertz Fellowship.
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What We Do

The Foundation 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.

Foundation News

The Academy office will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30. 

Enabling Excellence in Eye Care: New Foundation Initiatives

The Foundation has been hard at work developing six new programs to help fill currently unmet needs within the optometric profession, and which align with the Academy's strategic plan. Click here to learn more about the following programs: 
  • Clinical Podcast Series
  • Research Funding 
  • OD/PhD Scholarship Program 
  • Clinical Investigator Certification 
  • Staff Training
  • "Bright Ideas" Pitch Competition


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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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