Welcome to the Armed Forces Optometric Society! 

We hope to give you more information about career options, scholarship opportunities, networking contacts, and give you up opportunities to meet optometrists and students that share your experiences.



Why be an AFOS student member?

AFOS student membership is now FREE!  All you need to do to join is click the yellow join button above and set up your account. Then you can reap all the following benefits as an AFOS student member:

  • Complimentary and/or discounted registrations at the AFOS meetings
  • Current information about career opportunities and contact information in all branches of Federal Optometry
  • Eligibility to apply for the COL Bdzula Student Award
  • Eligibility to apply for travel grant opportunities to attend the AFOS annual meeting
  • Leadership opportunities-- get involved on the local or national level as an AOSA liaison to AFOS
  • Quarterly newsletter and access to the online forum
  • Opportunity to network with your superiors, future colleagues, and current uniformed OD's
  • Voice in our profession- AFOS represents You!
  • Not to mention- that it looks great on your CV/Resume

Student AFOS Information

Check out and like the AFOS Student Members Facebook page for updating valuable information about AFOS and military optometry! 


Tips from current HPSP recipients:

  • Don't forget to get a Military ID, many businesses have discounts and perks, and its good to have your ID number available. Here is a link (RAPIDS site locator) to find an ID center near you!
  • USAA has great benefits now that you are commisioned! 
  • Register for TriCARE to recieve insurance benefits while on 45-day active duty
  • Talk to your recruiter about getting your uniform before officer training, it will give you a chance to break in your boots, and avoid the last minute panic.

Interested in the HPSP!  Read a great article by past nation liaison and Navy HPSP student Dr. Matt Weinheimer.