New Hampshire                   Optometric Association

                    Vision for a Lifetime

Doctors of Optometry (ODs) are the tertiary health care professionals for the eye.  Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures.  Optometrists also play a vital role in identifying related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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Have you ever thought about becoming more active in shaping the future of our profession?  Have you ever thought about serving on the NHtestOA Board of Directors?

Click Here to find out what motivated some of our current leaders, and email the NHOA office  to let us know you want to help!

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Benefits that can be Gained from Vision Therapy

Recently an important article article was published explaining Vision Therapy (sometimes also called Vision Training or VT.  This is a specialized branch of Optometry which can often be very helpful to patients with amblyopia (poor vision in one eye), strabismus (eyes misaligned or not straight) or learning problems caused by poor or inefficient vision skills.  CLICK HERE to read the story!


Saving on Eye Care: Bargains and Risks
Why cutting costs on eye care sometimes goes too far

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Exam Assistance and Free Exam Information


InfantSEE- Through this program (formerly known as Operation Bright Star) optometrists provide a no-cost comprehensive infant eye assessment, regardless of income or insurance.  Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision.  Visit to find a doctor and learn more about the program.

Eligibility Criteria: None. EVERY infant, 6-12 months of age is eligible.

Lions Club - The Lions Club stands ready to assist people in need. If you are in need of assistance please contact your local Lions Club today.

Vision USA - Vision USA provides basic eye health and vision care services, free of charge, to the many uninsured, low-income people and their families who have no other means of obtaining care.

Call (800) 766-4466 or visit to apply online or by mail. For additional information contact Vision USA by e-mail,



Member News

Members are exclusively entitled to the member newsletter, information for glaucoma management, and important contact information for other NHOA members.

Please CLICK HERE to access the private, members-only information.  This information is password-protected; if you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE to email the NHOA office.


The NHOA Intraprofessional Relations Committee has posted two VERY IMPORTANT documents on the Members Only page.  The first points to a list of our colleagues who have a special interest in certain areas of optometry, and the second points to a list of your colleagues who have expressed willingness to speak to groups (professional or civic) about optometry.  Click on the link above to go to the members-only section of the website.

Dues: Click here to find out your yearly dues responsibility

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Continuing Education 201
 The May 10, 2017, Meeting information and online registration information will be online soon!  Watch this space for updates.


Additional Career Information

Looking for practice opportunities?
--Search our local classifieds
--Search local states through The New England College of Optometry Career Search Page
--Search the AOA Career Center