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Membership Benefits

Three for One Membership

Advance your profession and your career. Join and unite with 40,000 other professionals across the country that are passionate about improving patient care, public awareness, and the professional standing of optometry.

CCOS
CCOS ccosociety Central California Optometric Society
To become a member of CCOS, you must apply through the California Optometric Association (COA).  Membership in the COA is tripartite; you also become  member of the American Optometric Association  (AOA) as well as CCOS, all of which provides you with local, state and national representation.

How does being a COA member benefit you?
  1. ​Protect your license to practice in California
  2. Represent the interests of optometrists in the California legislature and the courts
  3. Advocate for a position in the regulatory and health care systems and for the inclusion in managed care programs
  4. Promote access and enhance the public’s perception of comprehensive optometric health care
  5. Offer quality continuing education programs to meet license requirement

Legal Resources Program

New and FREE Benefit:  COA Members get up to 30 minutes of telephone and research work per month with an attorney at no cost.  Read more>

 
ADVOCACY: 
A strong voice where it matters most
The AOA works closely with individual doctors and state associations to put our priorities in the spotlight and get results. It's the support of AOA members like you who make victories possible.

CLINICAL RESOURCES: 
The leading edge of patient care
Better resources mean better care. And the AOA is at the forefront in developing clinical tools and best practices to advance and elevate patient care. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Improving skills, educating leaders

The AOA's Continuing Education program makes it easy and affordable for you and your staff to stay abreast of the latest research, techniques and technology.

PUBLIC AWARENESS:
Sharing our vision for better eye care

Complementing our efforts to defend optometry before policy makers, it is the AOA's mission to elevate our profession in the public perception. We do that through a variety of marketing, public relations and educational tools on eye health, safety and the importance of regular exams by a licensed optometrist. 
AOA Benefits

Did you know?

AOA members earn on average 15 percent more annually than non-members.

Review our Guide to Member Benefits for more on the perks of AOA membership.

What's the value of membership?

  • Reimbursements  $100K+

  • TPAs $100K+

  • Glaucoma  $1,000’s

  • CLIA-waived Testing $100’s

  • Practice Fact Sheets $500

  • Member Media Center $1,500

  • Member Resource Center $2,500

  • EyeLearn Online Learning $2,500

  • OD Resource Guide $100

  • GA Weekly $250

  • California Optometry $50

  • COA Member News $150

  • AOA Publications $750

  • COA Conferences $400

  • CE @ Home $360

  • Optometry’s Meeting®  $400

  • Endorsed Programs  $1000’s

  • OD Finders $500

  • 24/7 Coding Expert $5,000

  • Presentation & Career Resources $1,500

  • Social Media Consultant $1,500

  • Networking Opportunities $1000’s

  • Paraoptometric Membership $250 per staff