AACO was started in 2013 by a small steering group of Optometrists that served on a Walmart advisory board. They decided to create an organization that is inclusive of all retail brands and includes both practice owners and employed optometrists.
The original name of the association was “EnergEyes”, selected because of the founders’ excitement about this new organization combined with the incaorporation of the word “eyes” to represent Optometry. Today, as a non-profit and unified voice, we continue to serve the community of corporate-affiliated optometrists through advocacy, education and practice management tools.
OUR CORE VALUES.
Unify. Inspire. Educate. Empower.
To provide technical and professional education, practice resources, and tools for corporate
affiliated optometrists, so they may provide the highest quality care to their patients.
AACO exists to advance the clinical practice and image, both publicly
and inter-professionally, of Corporate Optometry.
The Voice of Corporate Optometry.™
AACO will provide engaging experiences, inspire through leadership, educate with mode
specific content, and unify the community of Corporate Optometry through advocacy.