Aalen Friends of Optometry

Alumni association with the special focus

The non-profit and independent association Aalen Friends of Optometry e.V. stands for high-quality research and first-hand knowledge. Our passion is the active development of optics and optometry as well as the constant promotion of training and further education.

Upcoming Events

Registration in advance is required. Please open the respective link and enter it in the registration mask. Shortly before the event, all participants will receive the access data by email.
11th November 2022

11.11am CEST

Symposium with anniversary celebration afterwards

We invite you to the symposium "Future of Optometry", which will be held in German. This will be followed by the celebration of the anniversary of the Bachelor and Master programs including the presentation of the Karl Amon Optometry Award at Aalen University.

Secure your place now to attend the symposium with an exciting program and the following evening, including the 40th anniversary celebration of the diploma/bachelor optometry program & 20th anniversary celebration of the part-time optometry master's program.

Participation fee for food and drinks: 50€
(free for university employees and students).


View Symposium Program
23rd & 24th September 2023

8.00am CEST

Alumni-Meeting Benediktbeuern 2023

We are happy to announce Prof. Scott Cooper, Prof. Graham Erickson, Prof. Dr. Frank Schaeffel and a few outstanding highly recognized speakers!


Our jubilee publication is here!

Have a look at our final version of the Jubilee publication celebrating the 20th anniversary of the M.Sc. Vision Science and Business (Optometry).

Let’s celebrate 

2022 is anniversary year and we want to spend it together!

2nd & 3rd July 2022

International Alumni-Event with US-American Professors and Lecturers & Alumni in Benediktbeuern.

11th November 2022

Symposium about the “Future of Optometry”, afterwards 40th Anniversary Celebration of Diploma's/Bachelor's degree and 20th Anniversary Celebration of Master's degree, as well as the Karl Amon Optometry Award. These events take place at Aalen University.

12th November 2022

Graduation Ceremony of the Bachelor's and Master's degree program at Aalen University.