Category: American Optometric Asso

AOA takes on anti-optometry lobbying group’s deceptions

Despite its name, the National Association of Optometrists and Opticians is a “front” for large optical retailers, working against the…

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AOA takes on anti-optometry lobbying group’s deceptions

Despite its name, the National Association of Optometrists and Opticians is a “front” for large optical retailers, working against the…

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Reshaping care: New myopia management guidance released

Access new myopia management guidance from AOA, Johnson & Johnson Vision and other stakeholders to learn how myopia care is…

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How AOA membership has benefited me

Five member benefits you should be taking advantage of. Original Source

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How AOA membership has benefited me

Five member benefits you should be taking advantage of. Original Source

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Massachusetts scope win adds glaucoma authority

A scope expansion years in the making was signed into law with a comprehensive health care and telehealth bill on…

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New rules ahead for patient access to electronic health records

Under new rules for the 21st Century Cures Act, doctors of optometry will need to prepare for changes going into…

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7 things to know to protect your future

Protecting your future and your family’s ¬financial security is crucial. Group insurance plans administered by AOAExcel®’s endorsed business partner, A.G.I.A….

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New Year’s a poignant reminder of challenges before and still to come

As 2020 concludes, the AOA’s Board of Trustees reflects on a year of unparalleled challenges and tireless resiliency as 2021…

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The most-read stories of 2020

From the COVID-19 crisis to social unrest and a turbulent election, 2020 kept Americans closely following the news. Original Source

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Pandemic pearls: The challenges of maintaining a healthy tear film

Doctors of optometry are faced with the clinical challenges of patient care as we continue to navigate pandemic life and…

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Going further

The practice of optometry cannot move forward without expanding advocacy efforts and educational and professional development efforts. Are you ready…

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Doctors still making sacrifices as pandemic spreads

The FDA is authorizing vaccines to combat COVID-19. But doctors of optometry are still fighting to recover from conditions that…

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Optometry, FQHCs positioned to address underserved communities’ eye care

The AOA, ACU white paper on eye health and vision care for underserved populations was the topic of discussion with…

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Doctors of optometry, staff preparing for next move in vaccine distribution

AOA and affiliates keep concerns of patients, doctors and staff as uppermost priority, as Food and Drug Administration weighs approval…

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Congress probes vision plan policies, NCOIL drops AOA-opposed model language

Vision plan policy changes that incited swift AOA and affiliate rebuke have come under Congressional scrutiny, while optometry’s advocates score…

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AOA president: Successes amid very turbulent year

In an address to AOA’s House of Delegates Dec. 3, AOA President William T. Reynolds, O.D., described not only the…

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Considering paraoptometric certification? AOA offers CE-eligible webinar

Take the first step toward paraoptometric certification with this AOA-led skills review webinar, worth two CPC continuing education credits on…

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Considering paraoptometric certification? AOA offers CE-eligible webinar

Take the first step toward paraoptometric certification with this AOA-led skills review webinar, worth two CPC continuing education credits on…

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AOA, AOSA make appeal to extend suspension of student loan payments

The moratorium on loan repayment is scheduled to expire Dec. 31. The average optometry student’s loan debt when they graduate…

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Jan. 1 coding changes—are you ready?

Evaluation and management (E/M) services are incredibly important in patient care, and it’s critical that optometry practices are aware of…

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APS welcomes Alcon, reflects on year of advocacy successes

The advocacy collaborative fighting for patient safety and the doctor-patient relationship reports on a productive 2020, despite COVID-19 challenges, and…

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AOA, affiliates advocate for optometry in Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The AOA and state associations are working to ensure doctors of optometry will be included among initial COVID-19 vaccinations to…

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Renee Brauns steps down as AOA associate executive director after 22 years

Integral to making the AOA the force for optometry it is today, Brauns is praised by volunteers and staff for…

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Integrating models of diabetic eye care

Early detection and treatment can reduce risk of blindness by 95%, yet a third of people with diabetes have diabetic…

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AOA to FDA: Patients need guidance on risks of online vision apps

At Nov. 17 FDA workshop, doctors of optometry warn of a lack of communication regarding the safety of online vision…

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AOA-backed DOC Access Act gains U.S. Senate companion

AOA turning up pressure on anti-patient, anti-doctor vision plan abuses with new U.S. Senate companion legislation. Original Source

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