by Maggie Leach, Indiana University College of Optometry
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Involvement in politics is a fact of life for the optometric profession as well as each individual optometrist. Taking on volunteer responsibilities helps to ensure that the best interests of patients and optometrists are properly considered by law-makers. Because of its long-standing commitment to optometry students, AOA-PAC is a familiar organization to many students. AOA-PAC organizes optometry on a voluntary basis by pulling together its resources to assist federal candidates who understand and support the legislative goals of better vision care programs.
Becoming a member of AOA-PAC is a great way to learn what laws affect optometry and to increase the control you have over your future. You are a part of the profession, and optometric organizations like AOA-PAC are our investment in our future as well as the future of optometry and patient care.