For over 100 years, the Nebraska Optometric Association has represented the interests of Optometrists in Nebraska and continues to be dedicated in protecting and advancing the profession. The NOA's primary focus is on advocacy, ie. lawmakers, regulators, third party insurance payors, and consumers. It works to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of its members and their staff as well as providing resources to maximize the business success of member practices. NOA's goal - to enhance the vision care and health of the public and to provide convenient access to quality eye care.
The Nebraska Optometric Association’s membership includes over 275 licensed doctors of optometry throughout the state. Nebraska Optometrists are independent primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the vision system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions.
- To improve the quality, availability and accessibility of eye and vision care in Nebraska
- To represent the optometric profession to government, third parties, and the public
- To assist members in managing their practices successfully in accordance with the highest standards of patient care and efficiency
- To develop a sense of community among members, thereby creating a commitment to the profession of optometry
The NOA encourages high ethical standards and continued post-graduate level professional education and research. It utilizes resources to promote and maintain high professional standards for eye care in Nebraska.
The American Optometric Association is the premier authority in the optometric profession representing more than 40,000 optometric professionals dedicated to advancing the science, stature, and business of optometry. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians.
Together, the AOA and its affiliates work to provide the public with quality vision and eye care. Through offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and metropolitan Washington, D.C., the AOA:
- Sets the professional standards, helping its members conduct patient care efficiently and effectively
- Lobbies government and other organizations on behalf of the optometric profession
- Provides research and education leadership.