Trustee: Ashka Patel
Trustee-Elect: Hira Alam
Class of 2024 Liaison TBD
Class of 2023 Liaison Anson Tam
Class of 2021 Liaison Ian Olexio
Social Media Chair Lindsey Boody
AOA-PAC Coordinator: Avalena Linsky
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Vricella
Mission Statement: The purpose of the American Optometric Student Association is to improve the visual welfare and health of the public, to promote the profession of optometry, and to enhance the education and welfare of optometry students. AOSA represents nearly 6,000 students from all 22 schools and colleges of optometry. AOSA is the national student affiliate of the American Optometric Association; when you become a member of AOSA, you automatically become a member of the AOA as well. AOSA is also the liaison between students of optometry and other affiliated national optometric organizations including: NBEO, ARBO, AFOS, AOAPAC, COVD, APHA, FRC, OEPF, AAO, and ASCO. AOSA and AOA work hard as the voice of optometry as a whole to protect and expand the scope of practice and ensure you can utilize all of the tools you learned in school to the fullest extent possible when you graduate and start practicing.
When/where are meetings held? Students are encouraged to attend all organized optometry meetings at SUNY as well as the annual AOA/AOSA Optometry’s Meeting.
How does a student join/ get involved? All SUNY students are automatic members of AOSA. Check your email for information on meeting times and contact the Trustee or Trustee-Elect for more information about getting involved!