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The convention

The National Convention is an annual gathering of NOA and NOSA members from across the globe. The convention features continuing education courses, personal development courses, an exhibit hall and a variety of social and entertainment activities. This year’s National Convention will be held in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.


Photo of the 48th Annual NOA Convention


Annual Service Project

With every National Convention the NOA’s organizes a vision screening that takes place one day before the convention to benefit a local under-served community in the city where the National Convention is held. Each year NOSA members join the Annual Service Project to provide needed eyecare to local communities.



The Student Experience

The NOA Convention offers one of the best student experiences of any optometric conference. There is a dedicated student program called NOSA Track which offers a comprehensive mix of professional networking, personal development, clinical education along with many fun social activities.

PPhoto of NOSA students at the 2016 National Convention


Student Awards

Each year, the NOA and NOSA recognize NOSA members who go above and beyond to answer the call to serve. This recognition is accompanied with financial support in the form of scholarships and grants. In 2017, the NOA and NOSA awarded over $30,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving students.

picture of 2017 NOA Scholarship Winners


National Convention Gallery

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