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Healthy Eyes Healthy People®

Healthy Eyes Healthy People is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public. HEHP promotes collaboration among government agencies, health care advocates and optometrists to develop innovative strategies for community outreach to help promote good health and optimum vision.


InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. AOA InfantSEE optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no-cost public health service.

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Volunteers In Service In Our Nation (VISION USA)is a program that provides basic eye health and vision services free of charge to low-income, uninsured Americans and their families. VISION USA is provided by participating AOAmember optometrists who donate their services. Click HERE to fill out an application.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund

Through the AOA Foundation, the Optometric Disaster Relief Fund offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred to their practices from natural disasters.

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Public Health Links

Learn more about other various organizations dedicated to improving access to health care.

American Public Health Association
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Academies of Practice
National Medical Association
National Rural Health Association
CDC's Diabetes Program - Vision Health Initiative


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