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Top Reasons to Join

1. Advocacy

2. Education

3. Patient Resources

4. Member Benefits

5. Public Service


Membership in the NMOA Gives YOU a United Voice for Optometry

The NMOA and AOA are your advocates before state and federal legislators, national third party providers, Medicare, Medicaid, the New Mexico State Board of Optometry and other professional organizations. Both the NMOA and AOA constantly monitor these groups at the state and federal level to ensure that the interests of you and your patients are protected. Because optometry is a legislated profession, representation in these arenas is by far the most valuable benefit of your membership. You can be a part of optometry's voice by serving on a NMOA committee and being politically active.


The NMOA Annual Convention is held in May and meets all licensure requirements in New Mexico, your registration to the NMOA Annual Convention is included in your NMOA Dues! The NMOA Mid-Year Convention, held in the fall, is an opportunity to further your education and acquire additional hours of education.

Patient Education Resources

Membership in the NMOA gives you access to AOA pamphlets, video programs, vision care manuals and eye charts through the AOA Order Department at special AOA member pricing. The AOA also provides promotional information for nationwide programs such as Save Your Vision Month, National Diabetes Month and Glaucoma Awareness Month.

Section Membership Opportunities

AOA membership opens the door to special interest sections, all providing quarterly newsletters, education opportunities and discounts.

  • Contact Lens and Cornea Section
  • Low Vision Rehabilitation Section
  • Sports Vision Section
  • Paraoptometric Section

Insurance and Retirement Plans

Planning for your future and protecting yourself, your family and your practice are essential for your peace of mind. NMOA/AOA membership gives you access to:

  • Medical and Dental plans
  • Life/Disability/Hospital Indemnity insurance programs
  • Retirement Planning Program
  • Low-cost Professional Liability Insurance

Public Service

In conjunction with the AOA, the NMOA participates in the InfantSEE® program, which is a national program that provides no-cost evaluations for babies in their first year of life. This program helps detect early childhood eye disorders such as amblyopia and strabismus for thousands of children across the country.

The AOA sponsors the Healthy Eyes Healthy People initiative. This program is part of the larger Healthy People 2010 program, a national multidisciplinary collaborative effort to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Sponsor Spotlights

Learn more about NMOA Sponsors

Eye Associates of New Mexico

Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute

Juliette Eye Institute

Coleman Vision



Walman Optical





VSP Vision



2024 NMOA Winter CE
February 4, 2024
Albuquerque NM
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2024 NMOA Annual Convention
April 12-14, 2024
Albuquerque NM
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2023 NMOA Convention Newsletter
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