The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation’s health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. As primary healthcare providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. To learn more about the AOA, please visit the link provided.
Modern day advances in optometry continually provide our profession with improved tools and technology to care for patients. Maintaining competency goes far beyond a license to practice; it’s about staying on top of the latest knowledge and standards in patient care. The American Board of Optometry (ABO) is proud to be a dedicated partner in demonstrating commitment to high quality patient care through lifelong learning and professionalism. Visit the link provided to learn more about ABO certification.
The Opticians Association of America (OAA) serves as the collective voice of the optician industry. The OAA’s ongoing mission is to work with members, partners and other professionals—both inside and outside of the industry—to assure that opticians receive the recognition, respect, opportunity and protection they deserve. Likewise, they work tirelessly to further a positive and informed brand image, in both local as well as national markets. Visit the link to learn more.
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) holds fast to the belief that vision is essential to lifelong learning and productivity. NJSOP members are prepared to diagnose and treat ocular disease, eye injury, infection, inflammation, and allergy and can coordinate care with primary care physicians and surgeons. Bergen Optometry is proud to be a part of the NJSOP. To learn more about the organization, please visit the link provided.
The American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning. The letters “FAAO” (Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry) after an optometrist, scientist or other qualified person’s name signify to colleagues and patients that rigorous qualifications for Fellowship have been met. To learn more about the AAO, visit the link.
The Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) is a network of highly skilled professionals making a difference in the lives of contact lens wearers every day. Members (including Bergen Optometry) are committed to educating consumers, finding solutions to challenging cases, and helping to increase patient comfort and satisfaction. Through education, resources, and service, the Society supports these distinguished professionals and gives students and career starters the opportunity to increase their contact lens knowledge and skills. Click the link to learn more.