Member States

Find your own member state, or learn more about another! You can find the contact information for each state association below.

The Great Western Council of Optometry (GWCO) is a non-profit association formed in 1991 by Dr. Kenji Hamada and several western state presidents who wanted a vehicle by which to provide a common voice for members within organized optometry, facilitate communication, enhance professional development, and provide financial support to affiliated state optometric associations.

Today, GWCO is comprised of thirteen member states including; Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington. A representative from each state makes up the GWCO Board of Directors. The board members volunteer countless hours throughout the year planning the annual GWCO Congress.

In order to provide financial support to GWCO member states, all after-expense revenue, raised through support of GWCO, is given back to the states each year. Since 1997, that has meant more than $1.7 million dollars in non-dues revenue to member state optometric associations!

Alaska

3705 Arctic Blvd., #675
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 770-3777
www.akoa.org

Arizona

1702 East Highland Ave, Suite 213
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 279-0055
www.arizona.aoa.org

California

2415 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-3990
www.coavision.org

Colorado

730 Seventeenth Street
Denver, CO 80302
(303) 863-9778
www.visioncare.org

Hawaii

1253 S. Beretania Street, #3307
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 537-5678
www.hawaiioptometry.org

Idaho

PO Box 2671
Boise, ID 83616-9122
(208) 461-0001
idaho.aoa.org

Montana

36 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite A
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-1160
www.mteyes.com

Nevada

PO Box 3022
Reno, NV 89505
(702) 220-7444
www.nevada.aoa.org

New Mexico

1335 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, # 241
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 751-7242
www.newmexicooptometry.org

Oregon

4404 SE King Road
Milwaukee, OR 97222
(503) 654-5036
www.oregonoptometry.org

Utah

230 West 200 Street, Suite 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 364-9103
www.utaheyedoc.org

Washington

14450 NE 29th PL #115
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 455-0874
www.eyes.org

Wyoming

747 Brittany Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82009
(307) 632-8819
www.wyomingoptometricassociation.com