Identity theft

Forgery of a doctor of optometry’s prescription ultimately fails but raises concerns. South Carolina affiliate will be alerting members on…

Art Epstein, O.D., remembered for profound impact in optometry

The former AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section chair, prolific author and respected authority on health care innovation, passed away…

MPAME Session | Redefining Your Newspaper Business Model with Research | Nov. 17 | Zoom

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How the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies in a public health emergency

In response to Hurricane Ian, the federal government takes steps to ease the pains of disaster recovery in Florida. Learn…

AOA+ aims for new heights: 3,000 in DC for ’23

Learn more about AOA+ travel grant opportunities to attend this one-of-a-kind experience for optometry students, newly graduated doctors and educators…

Partners in care

A successful practice takes a village—doctors of optometry and paraoptometric staff—to make it work and even prosper. Toward that end,…

Webinar takes on sensitive topic of human trafficking

Most states require health care providers, including doctors of optometry, to report cases of abuse of children and elderly adults.…

Webinar takes on sensitive topic of human trafficking

Most states require health care providers, including doctors of optometry, to report cases of abuse of children and elderly adults.…

4 tips for handling payer clawbacks: What the experts say

A recent #AskAOA webinar, hosted by the AOA Third Party Center, offered helpful advice for how doctors can address and…

4 tips for handling payer clawbacks: What the experts say

A recent #AskAOA webinar, hosted by the AOA Third Party Center, offered helpful advice for how doctors can address and…

Next level

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric of the Year is always looking to advance herself and her colleagues to the next level.…

Honorees encourage support for ‘vital’ Sunshine Law

CONTACT: Dennis Ellsworth Executive Director Missouri Sunshine Coalition email: dennis11ellsworth@gmail.com phone: 816-261-5373 Shane Schoeller (left), Greene County clerk, Springfield, accepts…

2022 Better Newspaper Contest results announced

Winners of the 2022 Missouri Press Association (MPA) Better Newspaper Contest were announced Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17, in Lake Ozark…

AOA survey finds discrimination by health and vision plans

The AOA has long championed nondiscrimination against doctors of optometry. The survey of doctors of optometry and AOA affiliates gathered…

When patients defect: A case study in emotional intelligence

So, your patient is suddenly your associate’s patient—what happened? The latest case study from the AOA Ethics and Values Committee…

How to better manage dry eye disease

AOA member offers five ways to positively impact patients’ lives when it comes to dry eye. Original Source

A New For the Kid in You, Just in Time for Constitution Day

The former publishers of the Oklahoma, Oologah Lake Leader, have offered three versions of their Constitution Day feature, newest in…

The A(OA) Team

The AOA Strategic Plan provides a lens through which all actions taken by the organization can be viewed, and the…

The eyes, the brain and learning

A case study on pediatric concussion. Original Source

A career choice

During September’s Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, flowers and lunches are great ways for doctors of optometry to show gratitude for the…

What are fentanyl testing strips?

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Federal student loan forgiveness: What to know

Optometry’s advocates continue to emphasize that eligibility for debt relief programs should not exclude optometry and greater options should be…

Scope of practice and malpractice insurance

An AOA member benefit offers access to guaranteed full-scope practice coverage that will automatically update to reflect any change in…

Be proactive: Identifying improper sales programs, financial incentives

Ask these discerning questions to determine whether promotional programs, sales incentives and inducements may be considered improper by federal or…

St. Louis Observes International Overdose Awareness Day

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Syringe services programs and how they promote public safety

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Wash, rinse, repeat: Reminding contact lens wearers about risky hygiene

With the flu, COVID-19 and monkeypox making the rounds this fall, doctors of optometry have an opportunity to remind patients…

U.S. natural disasters’ financial toll increasing: OFDR at the ready

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief is optometry’s exclusive financial support program that provides immediate assistance to doctors to expedite their…

Keeping children’s vision in focus

Children’s eye health and vision care has long been a cause championed by the AOA. This always-on advocacy, magnified by…

Opportunities grants awarded for profession’s future

Over three dozen Opportunities in Optometry grants have been awarded since 2021, helping traditionally underrepresented minority groups within the profession…