Advocacy


Michigan Optometric Student Association

The mission of the Michigan Optometric Student Association (MOSA) is to coordinate the knowledge and effort of both students and practicing doctors of optometry who have an association with the State of Michigan; to maintain a harmonious relationship between its members and the Michigan Optometric Association; to advance the quality and accessibility of its members through communication with the existing Michigan doctors of optometry; to represent the profession of optometry with regard to the highest standards and values; and to promote its members as competent students, committed to furthering the growth of optometry in the State of Michigan.  For more information on the MOSA, click here.


American Optometric Student Association

AosaThe American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) is committed to promoting the optometric profession, enhancing the education and welfare of optometry students, as well as enhancing the vision and ocular health of the public. 

The AOSA represents more 6,500 students attending the 23 schools and colleges of optometry throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Each school has a unique AOSA chapter which works hard to raise thousands of dollars for community outreach and dedicates hundreds of hours in community service. Each school is represented on the AOSA Board by a Trustee and Trustee-Elect. These individuals are some of the hardest working optometry students at all the schools. They have a deep passion for optometry and work to keep students informed about issues important to aspiring optometric physicians. Most importantly, these individuals work to be a channel of communication between the schools and the AOSA.