When you join the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), you also become part of the local society (BCOA), Southern Council of Optometry and the American Optometric Association (AOA).

BCOA Membership Benefits:


  • Discount on Gold Coast Retreat registration 
  • Free Continued Education at our monthly meetings 
  • Newsletter with local optometry news 

FOA Membership Benefits:

  • "The Insight" the FOA's bi-monthly newsmagazine containing information on: 
    • State Board regulation Florida Legislation 
    • Third Party Clinical and Research News 
    • Continuing Education 
    • Practice Management 
    • Classified Advertisements 
  • The FOA provides discounts at Disney World, Sea World, Bush Gardens, Alamo Rental Car and others. 
  • The FOA has insurance available to FOA Members: 
    • Group Health 
    • Individual Health 
    • Long Term Care 
    • Worker's Compensation 
    • Voluntrary Term Life 
    • Office Package 
    • Long Term Disability 
  • FREE Registration to FOA annual convention for those members in good standing 

AOA Membership Benefits:

The AOA has many, many benefits, too numerous to list here, but a few are:

  • AOA members can receive discounts on residential and commercial long distance telephone service, package delivery service and credit card processing. 
  • The AOA offers a leasing program for office equipment and a loan program for office renovation or the practice acquisition you are planning. 
  • The AOA offers members a platinum plus card issued by MBNA American Bank. If you are planning for future retirement, the AOA has a special retirement program just for members. 
  • Free registration to the Annual AOA Congress