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Sep 22, 2017, 15:39 PM
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AAOF Through Our Eyes

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

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

Support the Foundation

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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Allergan Foundation
Cooper Vision
VSP Global