Armed Forces Optometric Society

AFOS Sponsors
We are pleased and pround to showcase our sponsors.  Thanks to their support, we are able to put on 2 world class conferences each year -- without their support, our dues would be significantly higher.  Whenever you have the opportunity, please thank them for their generosity and their vision in supporting state of the art optometric care in the Federal Services!  

Patriot Sponsors   

CooperVision is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of contact lenses.

Our products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. From China to Europe, from Africa to the Americas, we’re there improving the way people see.

We appreciate that no two eyes, no two patients, and no two days are ever the same. We realize that people look to us to provide contact lenses that are best in class, whether it’s one of our mainstream lenses or one for our specialty market.

We’re also different. We feel that by collaborating and listening to others, we can accomplish far more. This is all part of our refreshing perspective to you, the people who wear our contacts and the eye care practitioners who work with us.

To learn more about us, take a look around our site ( Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We’re here for you.

Mr. Daniel Roth
Sr. Director - Marketing


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is fully committed to enhancing patients’ lives and partnering with Eye Care Professionals. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is the maker of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, the world leader in soft disposable contact lenses.

W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO
Director, Professional Affairs

Diamond Sponsors  

Marco Ophthalmic is the government's most complete source of diagnositc equipment used in government hospitals and healthcare facilities.  We provide a high quality line of products for ophthalmology and optometry.

Government Director         Business manger


Jim Bashant

Gwendolyn McWilliams

With a dream of providing high-quality, cost-effective eyecare benefits, a group of optometrists founded VSP in September 1955. More than 50 years later, we offer world-class products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and more than 56 million members.  Become a VSP Doctor to be able to provide eyecare services and materials to these patients.


Carl Zeiss AG is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe, and Otto Schott. Now over 150 years old, Zeiss continues to be associated with expensive and high-quality optical lenses.


At Essilor, we are intensely dedicated to research and innovation. We strive to create the most beautiful, comfortable and durable corrective lens designs in the world. With our tradition of excellence and technological advancement in the optical field, and with a passionate management staff of experienced professionals, Essilor is truly the work of geniuses. And we strive for perfect quality for each and every Essilor customer. 



We challenge ourselves to meet Alcon's mission every day - to preserve, restore and enhance vision worldwide. Alcon employees, around the globe, go a step beyond that mission and dedicate themselves to making Alcon the most respected and trusted eye care company in the world. We know we are earning our position as the first choice in eye care products every day through hard work and dedication – we never take that for granted.


Platinum Sponsors  

Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products that enable people to live life to its greatest potential undefined to see more clearly, move more freely, express themselves more fully.


Mariann Taylor
National Vision, Inc.
Director, Professional Services 
(678) 892-3770
(800) 992-2134
(678) 892-3779(fax)

Haag-Streit is a leading provider of instruments and medical-practice equipment for ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians. For more than 50 years, the Haag-Streit Lamp has been regarded as the standard instrument for ophthalmic diagnosis.


Optos, a leading provider of devices to eye care professionals for improved eye care, provides devices that produce ultra-wide field, digital images of approximately 82% or 200 degrees of the retina.  Also available, the OptosOCT SLO with Microperimetry, the only imaging platform available that delivers Structure and Function together.


 Gold Sponsors  

MSCVR is an all-online, Web-based distance graduate program. This two-year program offers both a SACS accredited Certificate and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Vision Research.  It serves those persons who seek a skilled command of clinical research methodology. It is geared to provide the opportunity for the CVR student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design, perform, analyze, and evaluate studies in clinical vision research. It also offers personal attention to each student’s research interest.


For additional information, please visit us at or contact:

Bin Zhang MD, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies Program


Dispensers Optical Service is the complete source of Finished and Semi-Finished Plastic and Polycarbonate Single and Multi-Vision prescription lenses for the Armed Forces.  For more than 25 years, the company has proudly provided its "Lite Site" and other branded products to the military through both the Electronic Commerce ("ECAT") or Direct Vendor Delivery programs. 

 Silver Sponsors  

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