Utah Optometric Association

"Serving Utah's Eyecare Needs Since 1951"

The mission of the Utah Optometric Association is to promote the highest professional standards in vision care, so that its delivery will be will be the finest available to patients and citizens of Utah.


Welcome to the website of the Utah Optometric Association. A message from our President W. Craig Poulter

Dear Members,
I want to thank each of you for your membership in the Association and for your support of organized optometry.   The combined work of the AOA and UOA provide us with a voice when it comes to matters regarding:

  1. Access to patients
  2. Payment parity
  3. Scope of practice

No other organizations advocate on our behalf regarding those key issues, so thank you for your membership and your support for the profession; and for recognizing that your membership is not necessarily about “what’s in it for me now?”, but more about “paying it forward” and maintaining the standard of practice that has been established over the years.  It is our collective voice and involvement that gives strength to our Association, so please know how much your support is appreciated.

W.Craig Poulter


2016- 2017 Board of Directors

The Optometric Oath

With full deliberation I freely and solemnly pledge that: I will practice the art and science of optometry faithfully and conscientiously, and to the fullest scope of my competence. I will uphold and honorably promote by example and action the highest standards, ethics and ideals of my chosen profession and the honor of the degree, Doctor of Optometry, which has been granted me.

I WILL provide professional care for those who seek my services, with concern, with compassion and with due regard for their human rights and dignity.

I WILL place the treatment of those who seek my care above personal gain and strive to see that none shall lack for proper care.

I WILL hold as privileged and inviolable all information entrusted to me in confidence by my patients.

I WILL advise my patients fully and honestly of all which may serve to restore, maintain or enhance their vision and general health.

I WILL strive continuously to broaden my knowledge and skills so that my patients may benefit from all new and efficacious means to enhance the care of human vision.

I WILL share information cordially and unselfishly with my fellow optometrists and other professionals for the benefit of patients and the advancement of human knowledge and welfare. I will do my utmost to serve my community, my country and humankind as a citizen as well as an optometrist.

I HEREBY commit myself to be steadfast in the performance of this my solemn oath and obligation.