CAO Student Membership

Students are invited to join the CAO at no cost. Students receive website access, invitations to young OD/mentoring events, access to our mentoring listserv, opportunities to network and more!

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AOA Student Membership

MISSION STATEMENT: Empowering students to thrive as doctors of optometry.
VISION STATEMENT: A guiding force that leads students into successful and impactful careers.
VALUES: Loyalty, Respect, Foresight, Integrity, Collaboration.

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The Connecticut Association of Optometrists is associated with two scholarships, the George Comstock Scholarship and the Dorothy Weitzner Kornblut Scholarship, that are available to eligible Optometry students who reside in Connecticut. In addition, the CAO is the administer of The CAO Robert L. Ross Foundation, Inc. Click the link below to apply or view more information.

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Questions? call the CAO office at 860.529.1900 or email [email protected]


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