Optometry Advocacy Day 2020

2019 Advocacy Day Participants

NYSOA's Annual Optometry Advocacy Day will be held in Albany, NY on Wednesday, April 22, 2020! 

Please save the date and plan to join us as we work to enhance the reputation of the optometric profession by building relationships with legislators and underscoring the importance of optometry as the primary eye care profession.

Throughout the day participants will meet in small groups with legislators and their staff, covering every region of New York State. These meetings will be an opportunity to discuss the NYSOA's 2020 legislative priorities, as well as share your personal insights and experiences to better educate policymakers about the profession of optometry.

Round-trip transportation via charter bus from the NYC area is available to all participants. If you would like to reserve a seat on the bus, please indicate as such on your registration form.

Please stay tuned for additional details. Questions may be directed to Laura Lyman, Director of Member Services, at 518-449-7300 or [email protected].



6:30 AM

Charter Bus departs NYC

Pick-up location is the SUNY College of Optometry, 33 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036.

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Legislative Office Building
Room 423, 4th Floor
198 State St, Albany, NY 12210

Legislative Briefings for Meetings

Bus riders will receive their briefing on board the bus while en route to Albany. All others are asked to convene in Room 423 of the Legislative Office Building for orientation and an overview of the day.

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

NYS Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building

Team Meetings with Legislators

Groups will have scheduled breaks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own.

4:00 PM

Charter Bus departs Albany

ETA at the SUNY College of Optometry is 7:00 PM.