Benefits of Membership

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

You can't get it anywhere else. The POA is your only voice in Harrisburg, and joins with the American Optometric Association and our allied state associations to represent you and your patients in Washington, D.C. The 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. The POA successfully advocates on your behalf every day to protect you and your patients. Our strength is in our numbers - you are the POA!

Additional Valuable POA Member Benefits Access to Experts - POA and AOA staff, volunteer leaders, and committee members

Classified Ads - Free online and newsletter listings for POA members

Credit Union Membership

Debt Collection Service

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

Forms: 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, social media, and blog

Insurance Protection - Member discounts; coverage that is compliant with PA regulations for optometrists
COMING SOON: Health and Dental Insurance

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

Kids Welcome Here® - POA

InfantSee® - AOA

Save Your Vision Month Celebration Guide - AOA

Memorial Cards Networking and Collegiality - Community, statewide, and nationally

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

Pennsylvania Diabetic Eye Health Alliance - Marketing, clinical guidelines and third party collaborations - POA

Pennsylvania Children's Vision Care Alliance - POA

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

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

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

Think About Your Eyes - National advertising campaign for optometry, including radio, TV, print and online media     
Active and Partial Practice members receive a listing on the Think About Your Eyes Doctor Locator promoted in the advertising campaign ($250 value) through a discounted $50 annual dues assessment

Endorsed services

 - educational resources and simplified solutions to guide practices in implementing HIPAA compliance strategies

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®