About Us

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.

Heart & Hands

OUR CORE VALUES.

 Unify. Inspire. Educate. Empower.

OUR MISSION. 

 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.

OUR PURPOSE.

 AACO exists to advance the clinical practice and image, both publicly

and inter-professionally, of Corporate Optometry.  

OUR CHARGE.

 The Voice of Corporate Optometry.™

OUR PROMISE.

 AACO will provide engaging experiences, inspire through leadership, educate with mode

 specific content, and unify the community of Corporate Optometry through advocacy.