Member Benefits

Membership with the NYSOA is a combined membership with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and a local optometric society. Explore a few of the ways the NYSOA can benefit you, and be sure to check out to learn more about the many resources available to you through AOA.


  • Legislative and Third-Party Advocacy, News and Alerts
    • The NYSOA is the trusted voice of optometry in the Empire State. We advocate on behalf our members to expand the scope of practice and protect your rights. As an NYSOA member you will be kept informed of legislative and third-party issues and the impact they have on your profession.
  • Access to Expertise & Legal Assistance
    • NYSOA's leadership and staff will support and assist with any questions, issues or concerns you have as you navigate through your career.



  • Complimentary and discounted Continuing Education programs
  • EyeLearn online learning resource
  • Clinical Resources
  • Toolkits & other Practice Resources
  • Subscription to Prospectus, the NYSOA's quarterly e-newsletter and regular email updates
  • AOA News & Publications: First Look daily email digest, Week in Focus weekly e-newsletter, AOA Focus monthly magazine


  • Basic Listing on Think About Your Eyes doctor locator ($250/year value)
  • Practice Listing on AOA Find a Doctor search
  • Professional Recognition via the AOA and NYSOA's Annual Awards
  • Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities


  • AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare) ($1800/year value): Optometry's Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR)
  • AOAExcel: Business & Liability Insurance, Disability & Life Insurance, HIPAA Compliance, Group Purchasing, Practice Financing, Retirement Planning, Credit Card Processing, IT Solutions, Practice Transitions, Student Loan Refinancing
  • Access to Healthy Eyes Advantage, the next-generation marketplace built for the independent ECP
  • AOA Marketplace: featuring discounted educational and marketing materials