Northeast Florida Optometric Society

When you join the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), you also become part of the local society (NEFOS), Southern Council of Optometry and the American Optometric Association (AOA).


  • Discount on our Spring Fling and Fall Fest (annual 8 hour CE meetings) registration 
  • Free Continued Education at our monthly meetings
  • Staying connected with local optometrists and colleagues


  • Advocacy
    • Ensure your voice is heard.
      • The 2013 passage of the FL Optometric oral drug bill is an example of the powerful lobbying efforts of the FOA.  Be protected now and in the future.  
      • The FOA and AOA are the only organizations that advocate for you at the federal and state levels resulting in:
        • Maximized patient access and scope of practice
        • Fair and reasonable reimbursement
  • Networking
    • Stay Connected.
      • Being a member connects you with colleagues to build new relationships and share your professional expertise.  Whether you attend our annual state association events or actively use social media to stay current with your profession, networking helps you:
        • Expand clinical knowledge
        • Gain new experience
        • Discover best practices
  • Growth
    • Position yourself for success
      • Membership in the FOA means you have instant access to innovative tools, optometric-specific resources, and OD experts to help build your practice with:
        • Business opportunities and marketing advice
        • Industry discounts and incentives
        • Up-to-date research and trend data
        • Insurance brokerage services
        • Billing and Coding information
        • Increased patient traffic and referrals
  • Service
    • Make a difference
      • Whether you're donating your services or contributing to charities, you'll positively impact your community by:
        • Expanding patient education and protection
        • Participating in public service programs 
        • Increasing public awareness of the importance of eye care to overall health
  • "The Insight" the FOA's bi-monthly news magazine containing information on: 
    • State Board regulation Florida Legislation 
    • Third Party Clinical and Research News 
    • Continuing Education 
    • Practice Management 
    • Classified Advertisements 
  • The FOA provides discounts at Disney World, Sea World, Bush Gardens, Alamo Rental Car and others. 
  • The FOA has insurance available to FOA Members: 
    • Group Health 
    • Individual Health 
    • Long Term Care 
    • Worker's Compensation 
    • Voluntrary Term Life 
    • Office Package 
    • Long Term Disability 
  • FREE Registration to FOA annual convention for those members in good standing 


The AOA has many, many benefits, too numerous to list here, but a few are:

  • AOA members can receive discounts on residential and commercial long distance telephone service, package delivery service and credit card processing. 
  • The AOA offers a leasing program for office equipment and a loan program for office renovation or the practice acquisition you are planning. 
  • The AOA offers members a platinum plus card issued by MBNA American Bank. If you are planning for future retirement, the AOA has a special retirement program just for members. 
  • Free registration to the Annual AOA Congress
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