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Membership is valuable

The Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) is your professional association.  We provide a wide range of services and benefits that no other organization can offer.  Our goal is to serve you and meet your needs.  

If you are thinking of joining the AAO, please see the graphic below to see just what the AAO offers.

Membership Levels

The AAO offers various levels of membership to accommodate your needs:

Full Membership

Full Membership offers the most extensive benefits for practicing optometrists in Alberta.
Benefits include:
  • A voice in legislative affairs
  • Public information materials and aids
  • Group plans offering special rates
  • Regional meetings and workshops
  • AAO annual general meeting
  • Professional communication
  • AAO vision care programs
  • Member manuals
  • Online resources
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of Optometrists


Affiliate Member

Benefits of becoming an Affiliate member include:
  • Appropriate association correspondence and information
  • Attendance at AAO events and functions at full member cost
  • Electronic AAO Newsletters
  • Access to various resources on the AAO website


Optometric Staff Program

Benefits for enrolling in the Optometric Staff Program include:
  • Access to the AAO Member only website.
  • Discounted conference fee.
  • Electronic AAO Publications.
  • Opportunity to provide articles for newsletters, help out at conferences, suggest speakers and/or topics for conference.

For more information on AAO memberships or if you wish to apply for membership in the AAO,
please contact Tina Arsenault at the AAO office:

(780) 451-6824 ext 233
1-800-272-8843 ext 233 (within Alberta)