Member Advantages

The Ohio Optometric Association provides excellent benefits, or advantages, to its members that each align under the three pillars of the association's mission to serve its members through Advocacy, Awareness, and Resources.

ADVOCACY Pillar edited 1   AWARENESS Pillar edited 1   RESOURCES Pillar edited 1


Working to protect, advance and modernize the profession.

  • Monitoring the activities of state policymakers to ensure that the profession’s voice is heard and that your patients, practice, and profession are protected from unnecessary government intervention.

  • Working to pass legislation that advances the abilities of the profession and patient needs including the repeal of the state income tax on prescriptive eye wear and the current Vision Services Act.

  • Representing optometry at the Statehouse and educating lawmakers on the profession and the importance of comprehensive eye care for all Ohioans.

  • OOA Statehouse Bill Tracking Report

  • Ohio Optometric Political Action Committee (OOPAC)


Promoting the importance of comprehensive eye care.

  • REALEYES Program - Educates Ohio school-children on the importance of comprehensive eye care.

    • Journey Through an Eye Exam, a self-guided program available for waiting and exam rooms.

  • Vision Simulator Cards

  • iSee Program (Ohio Optometric Foundation), provision of charitable eye care to Ohio school-children.

  • Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) Public Awareness Campaign - all OOA members are listed on the TAYE Doctor Locator


Providing meaningful support that strengthens professional viability.

  • Networking and Community—Regional Zone Meetings, Young OD Events, Service Opportunities

  • PERSPECTIVES—The OOA’s main communication tool; updating members on all aspects of the association including legislative updates, Third Party bulletins, and membership information.

  • Member Pricing for Premier CE Opportunities – EastWest Eye Conference, EastWest Destinations, and Regional Zone meetings

  • OVP Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Legal Guidance and Contract Review

  • OOA Health Benefit Option for ODs and their staff

  • OOA Retirement Solution: A Next Generation 401(k)

  • HIPAA Billing/Coding Compliance

  • Professional Liability Insurance Options

  • Disability Insurance Options

  • Third Party Bulletin

  • Merchant Processing Option

  • Workers Compensation services

  • AOA Member Publications including AOA Focus and AOA First Look

  • Group Purchasing Discounts through AOA Excel®: Your Business Advantage

  • AOA More—Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)

  • AOA “Find a Doctor” Online Directory

  • Job Matching Service (coming soon)

None at this time.