Membership in the NMOA Gives YOU a United Voice for Optometry
The NMOA and AOA are your advocates before state and federal legislators, national third party providers,
Medicare, Medicaid, the New Mexico State Board of Optometry and other professional organizations. Both the NMOA
and AOA constantly monitor these groups at the state and federal level to ensure that the interests of you and your
patients are protected. Because optometry is a legislated profession, representation in these arenas is by far the
most valuable benefit of your membership. You can be a part of optometry's voice by serving on a
NMOA committee and being politically active.
The NMOA Annual Convention is held in May and meets all licensure requirements in New Mexico, your registration
to the NMOA Annual Convention is included in your NMOA Dues! The NMOA Mid-Year Convention, held in the fall,
is an opportunity to further your education and acquire additional hours of education.
Patient Education Resources
Membership in the NMOA gives you access to AOA pamphlets, video programs, vision care manuals and eye charts through
the AOA Order Department at special AOA member pricing. The AOA also provides promotional information for nationwide programs
such as Save Your Vision Month, National Diabetes Month and Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Section Membership Opportunities
AOA membership opens the door to special interest sections, all providing quarterly newsletters, education
opportunities and discounts.
- Contact Lens and Cornea Section
- Low Vision Rehabilitation Section
- Sports Vision Section
- Paraoptometric Section
Insurance and Retirement Plans
Planning for your future and protecting yourself, your family and your practice are essential for your peace of mind.
NMOA/AOA membership gives you access to:
- Medical and Dental plans
- Life/Disability/Hospital Indemnity insurance programs
- Retirement Planning Program
- Low-cost Professional Liability Insurance
In conjunction with the AOA, the NMOA participates in the InfantSEE® program, which is a national program that
provides no-cost evaluations for babies in their first year of life. This program helps detect early childhood eye disorders
such as amblyopia and strabismus for thousands of children across the country.
The AOA sponsors the Healthy Eyes Healthy People initiative. This program is part of the larger Healthy People
2010 program, a national multidisciplinary collaborative effort to identify the most significant preventable threats
to health and establish national goals to reduce these threats.