About ASCO



The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is the academic leadership organization committed to advancing optometric education and research to enhance the health and well-being of the public. Since 1941, ASCO has pursued this mission by representing the interests of institutions of optometric education and by enhancing the efforts of these institutions as they prepare highly qualified graduates for entrance into the profession of optometry in order to best serve the public’s eye and vision needs.

ASCO proudly represents all accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the United States. ASCO also has Associate and Affiliate members and organizations.

ASCO’s activities cover a wide range of programs including applicant development and diversity, faculty and leadership development, advocacy, residency promotion,collaboration and data development, and communications.

Additional Links
ASCO Strategic Plan 2018-2022
Executive Committee and Board of Directors
ASCO Staff Contacts
Volunteer Organizational Chart
Background, Mission and Vision
ASCO Policy Guidelines and Reports
Code of Ethics and Statement of Values