About Us

The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (TAOP) represents more than 600 optometric physicians, students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians in nearly every county across the state. The association was founded in 1901 and maintains offices at 2727 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204.

The Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians operates under the direction of its Nashville office staff, TAOP officers, and TAOP Board of Trustees, and within the framework of the TAOP Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Trustees meets quarterly to conduct TAOP business. Matters requiring ratification of the general membership are discussed and voted upon during the meeting of the House of Delegates at the annual TAOP Congress.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians (TAOP) is to promote the highest quality eye health and vision care for the residents of Tennessee; to advance the profession of optometry through education and advocacy; and to serve as the primary resource for public health information regarding eye health and vision care in Tennessee.

We hope you will enjoy browsing this website to learn more about the TAOP and the profession of optometry in Tennessee.