Member Benefits

AACO is focused on helping corporate optometrists shape their future. As part of the vast network of resources that AACO provides to its members, we are able to offer exclusive discounts on products and services to our members. These essential programs are designed to help you as a professional, providing the tools you need to save time and money.

AACO takes care of you so you can take care of your patients. See how membership pays for itself, and take advantage of member-only discounts, special programs and more.

Small Meeting
Practice Management
$550 Value
$550 Value

TMS offers a minimum of 10% savings and the guaranteed the lowest rates on your processing! Turn-key installation, staff training, and excellent customer support. No monthly, annual, or multi-year contract. No cost for the equipment ($395.00 value). No requirement to rent or purchase the equipment, it is free for the life of our partnership with your practice! As a bonus, sign up now and receive AACO dues Reimbursement of $150.00, beginning in 2021

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$300 Value
$300 Value

Need a Fill-in Doctor? Earn $300 in ClinicCover credits and make up to 10 FREE job posts. Join a network of eye care partners who are participating in our mission to place doctors beside patients!

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$999 Value
$999 Value

NEW! AACO members receive a 15% discount on ADP services including payroll, human resources, health insurance services, retirement services, workers compensation services and timekeeping.

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$100 Value
$100 Value
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$775 Value
$775 Value

Innexus offers proven marketing solutions for eye care providers. AACO members receive a FREE basic web page with a choice of 3 different layout options, including design and monthly hosting.

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$400 Value
$400 Value

Get rid of paper charts in your office and save with Plano. Receive a free practice management solution with electronic scheduling and charting. Built by lease doctors for lease practices, Plano uses AI, automation, and robots to streamline office work. Think of it as your all-in-one practice operating system.

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$770 Value
$770 Value

PCS Services is dedicated to making compliance as easy and pain free as possible. Members receive 25% off all PCS services, including a dedicated customer support center to walk you through the process if you have questions or need help.

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$1600 Value
$1600 Value

Kickstart is a 12-month program designed to help corporate-affiliated members manage their practice. Starter program includes: 12-months EHR use including set-up fee and training (LiquidEHR), 12-months clearinghouse services and credentialing for Medicare or Medicaid (Trizetto). The KickStart EHR program is offered at the low cost of $2000 the 1st year.

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$500 Value
$500 Value

AACO members receive a 10% discount when ordering from 4-Imprint through the use of a members only code (join AACO to access the code).

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Education & Networking

AACO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Each year, AACO hosts its two-day national meeting, bringing together corporate-affiliated optometrists from all brands and locations. The conference traditionally offers 30+ hours of education targeted corporate practicing ODs. Members enjoy endless networking possibilities plus exclusive discounts and rebates for early registration and perfect attendance. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value

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OPTOMETRIC EDUCATION CONSULTANTS

AACO and Optometric Education Consultants (OEC) are dedicated to quality education. The philosophy of OEC is to help optometrists offer enhanced care of their patients through timely, clinically pertinent, and highly interactive education. OEC assembles top clinical educators to deliver high-quality COPE-approved continuing education in a relaxed, comfortable setting. To provide all AACO members with the highest quality of education possible, discounted registration costs for numerous conferences are available.

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SECO INTERNATIONAL

AACO has a special relationship with SECO International, one of optometry’s major education events. AACO members receive discounted enrollment to SECO each year, and access to a special education program, AACO@SECO. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value

 

GWCO

AACO enjoys a partnership with the Greater Western Council of Optometry (GWCO), a major optometric education event. Members receive discounted enrollment each year, and access to a special education session AACO holds a during the conference each year. Annual Membership Benefit - $50.00 Value

 

VISION EXPO

From high-end optical buyers and practice managers to independent optometrists and opticians, Vision Expo connects the vision community like no other event. AACO members receive complimentary exhibit hall passes plus 15% off education for members and staff. Annual Membership Benefit - $150.00 Value

Membership Rewards Program

AACO ASSETS

To show its appreciation for our loyal and active members, AACO offers rewards and stipends simply by engaging with AACO! 

Media

CORPORATE OPTOMETRIST™

AACO's award-winning flagship magazine Corporate Optometrist™ delivers news, features, technologies, and advice that corporate optometrists need to stay at the top of their profession. Corporate Optometrist™ provides timely content, in four quarterly print and digital issues. Learn More

Annual Membership Benefit - $ 75.00 Value

SOCIAL MEDIA

Stay connected with your optometric professional community through our active social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Get actionable content, industry news and association updates in the way you need it delivered. Members can earn rewards just by interacting with AACO on social media. Learn More