Benefits of Membership

You can't get it anywhere else. The Pennsylvania Optometric Association is your only voice in Harrisburg, protecting and advancing your profession through grassroots education and state-wide leadership.

What is your most important Member Benefit?
Legislative, Regulatory and Third Party Advocacy

You can't get it anywhere else.The Pennsylvania Optometric Association is your only voice in Harrisburg, protecting and advancing your profession through grassroots education and state-wide leadership. POA joins with the American Optometric Association and our allied state associations to represent you and your patients in Washington, D.C. POA has also developed strong relationships with third party payers in Pennsylvania, to ensure that you are paid with parity for the services you provide in the quickly changing health care field. POA continually advocates on your behalf to protect you and your patients. Our strength is in our numbers.

Additional Valuable POA Member Benefits

Access to Experts - POA and AOA staff, volunteer leaders and committee members

Buying Group
- Ophthalmic supply discounts and non-dues revenue for POA through the Healthy Eyes Advantage Buying Group: (800) 959-2020,,

Classified Ads
- Free online and newsletter listings for POA members

Credit Union Membership
- PA Central Federal Credit Union: (717) 564-4661 or (800) 356-3875

Debt Collection Service
- I.C. System: (800) 443-4123 or

Quality Continuing Education
- POA, AOA and Local Societies

Electronic Review and Billing of Insurance Claims
- POA's expert in-house Electronic Claims Service: (717) 234-2119

Financial Management Services
- Member discounts on management fees with investment minimums waived       Fischer Financial Services, LLC: (717) 233-8901

Rx Pads (Medication, Spectacle and Contact Lens), Student Excuse Forms and Eye Exam Report Forms - POA

Information You Need
- Bi-monthly members-only newsletter, member emails, website and blog

Insurance Protection
- Member discounts; coverage that is compliant with PA regulations for optometrists

Element Risk Management
(formerly Henderson Insurance Agency): (717) 652-8355 x210 or
Workers' Compensation  ·  Malpractice  •  Liability  •  Business Owners

Marketing/PR Materials - Included in your membership at no additional cost: brochures, posters, presentations and more

Memorial Cards - Show your sympathy by making a donation for education and research to VCI: (717) 233-0925

Networking and Collegiality
- Community, statewide and nationally

Paraoptometric Resource Center
- AOA's Paraoptometric Resource Center staff training is included in your membership

Pennsylvania Magazine
- Complimentary professional copy for your waiting room - POA

Office Promotion
- Listing on POA and AOA's public Doctor Locator

Resource Guide for New Licensees
- A comprehensive handbook for practicing optometry in Pennsylvania - POA

Highlights of AOA Member Benefits
Your membership provides additional value through AOA-sponsored benefits, such as:                

National Advocacy

AOA More (Clinical Data Registry)

First Look Daily Email News Digest

AOA Focus

Retirement Planning Services

Discounts on the AOA Marketplace

Practice Finance

Branded Marketing Materials

Optometry's Career Center®

Special-Interest Programs and Resources 

Join Now: Become a Member

As an POA/AOA member, you'll be supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect the profession. Plus, you'll get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clinical resources.
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