Optometry Advocacy Day


The NYSOA's Annual Optometry Advocacy Day in Albany is Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and we need your support!

Please plan to join us and represent your profession as we meet with lawmakers from across the state and educate them on the most important issues for New York's optometrists.

The NYSOA will be making appointments with members of the State Senate and Assembly throughout the day. All NYSOA members are invited to join us and participate in team meetings with your colleagues. Background information, talking points, and hand-out materials will be provided to participants at an orientation meeting the morning of April 30th.

NYSOA will be providing transportation via charter bus for students and any participants traveling from New York City. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the SUNY College of Optometry. Seating is limited and will be available on a first come-first served basis.

Attendees: Fill out the registration form below and please stay tuned for additional details!



6:30 AM Charter Bus departs SUNY College of Optometry

Location: 33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Legislative Briefings for Meetings

Location: University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Bus riders will receive their briefing while en route to Albany. All others are asked to convene at the University Club by 8:30 AM for orientation and an overview of the day.
9:45 AM All attendees meet in the Well of the Legislative Office Building to convene with their meeting groups and head to first meeting.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Team Meetings with Legislators

Groups will have scheduled breaks throughout the day. Lunch is on your own.
4:15 PM Charter Bus departs Albany

Bus will depart from the Madison Ave. entrance of the Empire State Plaza. ETA at the College is 7:30 PM.