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Member Benefits

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.

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Education & Networking

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



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.

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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

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