New Doctors of Optometry

With numerous resources, the AOA supports students and young doctors of optometry entering the profession.

New OD

During this transformative time, AOA members are equipped with professional guidance for an aspiring doctor of optometry, including valuable resources such as:

Young doctors: Find your career fit.

Looking for a new optometric career opportunity? Doctors of optometry, including recent graduates from the class of 2020, can search open positions and connect with employers in the AOAExcel Career Center.
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