AACO is focused on helping corporate optometrists shape their future. As part of the vast network of resources that AACO provides to its members, we are able to offer exclusive discounts on products and services to our members. These essential programs are designed to help you as a professional, providing the tools you need to save time and money.
AACO takes care of you so you can take care of your patients. See how membership pays for itself, and take advantage of member-only discounts, special programs and more.
Free Member Website
A professionally designed website could put you a step ahead of your competition. A site highlighting your practice is a great way to attract more patients, increase revenue, and add overall value to your business. AACO members have the opportunity to claim their free website with just a few clicks!
TMS offers a minimum of 10% savings and the guaranteed the lowest rates on your processing! Turn-key installation, staff training, and excellent customer support. No monthly, annual, or multi-year contract. No cost for the equipment ($395.00 value). No requirement to rent or purchase the equipment, it is free for the life of our partnership with your practice! As a bonus, sign up now and receive AACO dues Reimbursement of $150.00, beginning in 2021
Need a Fill-in Doctor? Earn $300 in ClinicCover credits and make up to 10 FREE job posts. Join a network of eye care partners who are participating in our mission to place doctors beside patients!
NEW! AACO members receive a 15% discount on ADP services including payroll, human resources, health insurance services, retirement services, workers compensation services and timekeeping.
Innexus offers proven marketing solutions for eye care providers. AACO members receive a FREE basic web page with a choice of 3 different layout options, including design and monthly hosting.
Get rid of paper charts in your office and save with Plano. Receive a free practice management solution with electronic scheduling and charting. Built by lease doctors for lease practices, Plano uses AI, automation, and robots to streamline office work. Think of it as your all-in-one practice operating system.
PCS Services is dedicated to making compliance as easy and pain free as possible. Members receive 25% off all PCS services, including a dedicated customer support center to walk you through the process if you have questions or need help.
Kickstart is a 12-month program designed to help corporate-affiliated members manage their practice. Starter program includes: 12-months EHR use including set-up fee and training (LiquidEHR), 12-months clearinghouse services and credentialing for Medicare or Medicaid (Trizetto). The KickStart EHR program is offered at the low cost of $2000 the 1st year.
AACO members receive a 10% discount when ordering from 4-Imprint through the use of a members only code (join AACO to access the code).
Education & Networking
AACO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Each year, AACO hosts its two-day national meeting, bringing together corporate-affiliated optometrists from all brands and locations. The conference traditionally offers 30+ hours of education targeted corporate practicing ODs. Members enjoy endless networking possibilities plus exclusive discounts and rebates for early registration and perfect attendance. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value
OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION CONSULTANTS
AACO and Optometric Education Consultants (OEC) are dedicated to quality education. The philosophy of OEC is to help optometrists offer enhanced care of their patients through timely, clinically pertinent, and highly interactive education. OEC assembles top clinical educators to deliver high-quality COPE-approved continuing education in a relaxed, comfortable setting. To provide all AACO members with the highest quality of education possible, discounted registration costs for numerous conferences are available.
AACO has a special relationship with SECO International, one of optometry’s major education events. AACO members receive discounted enrollment to SECO each year, and access to a special education program, AACO@SECO. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value
AACO enjoys a partnership with the Greater Western Council of Optometry (GWCO), a major optometric education event. Members receive discounted enrollment each year, and access to a special education session AACO holds a during the conference each year. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value
From high-end optical buyers and practice managers to independent optometrists and opticians, Vision Expo connects the vision community like no other event. AACO members receive complimentary exhibit hall passes plus 15% off education for members and staff. Annual Membership Benefit - $150.00 Value
Membership Rewards Program
To show its appreciation for our loyal and active members, AACO offers rewards and stipends simply by engaging with AACO!
AACO's award-winning flagship magazine Corporate Optometrist™ delivers news, features, technologies, and advice that corporate optometrists need to stay at the top of their profession. Corporate Optometrist™ provides timely content, in four quarterly print and digital issues. Learn More
Annual Membership Benefit - $ 75.00 Value
Stay connected with your optometric professional community through our active social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Get actionable content, industry news and association updates in the way you need it delivered. Members can earn rewards just by interacting with AACO on social media. Learn More