On this page, you will find the form to either complete a new NHOA membership application, or renew your existing yearly membership. Please email completed forms, or send questions to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Schedule of NHOA Membership Dues
|Voluntary Contribution to the NHOA-PAC||$150 (suggested)|
|Voluntary Contribution to the AOA-PAC||$50 (suggested)|
(including voluntary PACs)
Newly licensed optometrists have their dues reduced according to the following schedule:
|Year member graduates or completes a residency||$0
(plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
|First year thereafter||10%
($164.50 plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
|Second year thereafter||20%
($329.00 plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
|Third year thereafter||50%
($822.50 plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
|Fourth year thereafter||75%
($1,233.75 plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
|Fifth year thereafter||100%
($1,645.00 plus voluntary $150 NHOA-PAC contribution & $50 AOA-PAC contribution)
Example: If you graduated from optometry school or completed a residency in 2017 –
2017 – free
2018 – 10% dues
2019 – 20% dues
2020 – 50% dues
2021 – 75% dues
2022 and beyond – full dues
2018 Partial Practice Status information:
If you work (on average) 16 hours per week (2 days) or less in “compensated optometry-related activities” you are eligible for Partial Practice status with both NHOA and AOA, and your 2018 dues are 60% ($987.00). You have the same payment options (credit card or check, annual, quarterly or monthly payments) as those who pay full dues. You must request Partial Practice status by checking the box on the Response Page (see the link above), certifying that your compensated optometry-related activities average less than 16 hours per week. You must re-certify every year.
“Compensated optometry related activities” includes not only patient care, but also practice administration, teaching, or any other paid activity related to optometry. If you are in doubt, call the NHOA office to discuss your status.
2017 Retired Member Status Information:
If you retire during 2018 (or plan to) please do not wait until after you have retired to contact the NHOA office and let us know! We need to start processing your status change as soon as possible.