Optometry and Vision Science (OVS) Journal

For more than 60 years the Academy has published a monthly journal containing papers on the clinical and basic science aspects of optometry and vision science. Optometry and Vision Science is recognized today as one of the most prestigious optometric journals worldwide and stands as a chronicle of the scientific and professional development of the profession. Fellows, candidates, residents and post-doctoral students receive OVS as a benefit of membership. Optometric student Academy members may request a complimentary subscription. All Academy members receive free access to the online version of OVS.

Eye-Mail® Monthly

Eye-Mail® Monthly is the electronic newsletter of the American Academy of Optometry. Each issue features an article of interest, Annual Meeting and Academy information, links to useful websites and more.

Eye-Mail® News Brief

The Eye-Mail® News Brief is a highly informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to the inboxes of the Academy members once a month. The Eye-Mail® News Brief includes articles on optometry, vision technology, trends in eye care, and even more.

President's Calling

Each month, the Academy President composes a personal email to all Academy members.

Position Papers

The American Academy of Optometry's Sections and SIGs are encouraged to submit papers on specific topics. Click here to download the Academy's Position Paper policy (PDF).

Position Paper on Childhood Vision Screening
Position Paper on Optometric Care of the Struggling Student 
Position Paper on Clinical Low Vision Evaluation and Treatment of Students with Visual Impairments  

The History of the American Academy of Optometry: 1987-2010

The Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its most recent book, The History of the American Academy of Optometry: 1987-2010, written by Dr. Robert Newcomb. Dr. Newcomb writes, “The American Academy of Optometry is a very special and unique organization to me; and I hope those who read its recent history - and learn of its traditions - will feel the same sense of belonging to it that I have.“ The book can be purchased for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the American Academy of Optometry Foundation. Please email Sarah Kidd at SarahK@aaoptom.org for more information on ordering.

Annual Reports