Hubble Contacts fined $300,000 in civil penalties for deceptive trade practices in Texas

Doctors of optometry and consumers alert Texas attorney general to concerns about the online contact lens retailer. It was the…

HHS issues guidance on audio-only telehealth, HIPAA rules

The clarification addresses common questions about how doctors can provide audio-only telehealth without running afoul of HIPAA requirements. Original Source

Optometry’s Meeting® 2022 in the books

The profession’s premier meeting ended Saturday in Chicago after four days of contemporary education, impactful networking, professional leadership, and all-around…

AOA elects new Board of Trustees, approves resolutions, as Optometry’s Meeting 2022 wraps up

Meeting adjourns after four days of expert-led continuing education, important association business and invigorating networking by nearly 4,000 doctors of…

AOA ‘strong,’ ‘optometry advancing’ leaders report from AOA Congress

The AOA House of Delegates got underway on the second day of Optometry’s Meeting® with reports from the AOA president…

Profession’s premier meeting opens

The four-day 2022 Optometry’s Meeting® kicked off Wednesday with celebration of members of the profession, innovative educational opportunities and a…

New independent task force recommendation on glaucoma screening underwhelms

Doctors of optometry say recommendation for screenings in primary care offices casts doubt and clouds public awareness. Original Source

Leader to leader

AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D., and President-elect James P. DeVleming, O.D., reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead for…

Leader to leader

AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D., and President-elect James P. DeVleming, O.D., reflect on the challenges and opportunities ahead for…

Huge scope victory for Colorado doctors of optometry

Colorado becomes the tenth state—and fourth since 2021—to grant expanded contemporary optometric authority including laser procedures to doctors of optometry.…

Live like a local during Optometry’s Meeting®

Chicago-area AOA members share where to go in the city to make the most of your week. Original Source

Gene therapy, vision rehabilitation for IRDs

The importance collaboration in cases of Inherited Retinal Diseases and vision rehabilitation as a parallel treatment modality—not an end-stage treatment.…

AOA escalates concerns to DOJ over Medicare Advantage claim denials

Medicare Advantage Organizations’ denials of prior authorization requests raise flags in HHS report and prompt AOA’s third-party advocacy outreach on…

A case study in professionalism

In its latest case study, the AOA Ethics and Values Committee raises the thought-provoking question: What does professional mean in…

How to eliminate bias in the exam

Unintentional, implicit bias can impact the delivery of patient care. An expert shares four ways to recognize and eliminate bias…

How to eliminate bias in the exam

Unintentional, implicit bias can impact the delivery of patient care. An expert shares four ways to recognize and eliminate bias…

FDA proposes eliminating cigarette, cigar flavors: AOA casts support

As many recognize “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the AOA filed public comments in support of FDA efforts…

The next generation of optometry’s leaders

A former American Optometric Student Association president is one of the first graduates of the AOA’s Leadership Institute. Discover what…

2022 contact lens controversies

Attend Optometry’s Meeting® 2022, where members of the AOA’s Contact Lens & Cornea Section will discuss and debate contemporary contact…

Ask the coding experts

Review some of the latest questions received by the AOA’s Coding Experts and see their answers. Original Source

AOA Foundation announces 2022 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant…

Regional Advocacy Meetings strengthen states’ advocacy, collaboration

The four regional advocacy meetings across the U.S. this summer and fall look to build upon the profession’s historic statehouse…

The latest research from AOA members

Attend the ePoster Virtual Event, June 7-8, and the Top 5 Poster Session and Networking Event June 18 during Optometry’s…

A great fit

An AOA member imparts to students her experience as a doctor and as a patient—she has severe myopia. Original Source

‘Surgical Saturday’ courses build your practice’s office-based laser skills

Have office-based laser procedures piqued your interest? Hear from four Optometry’s Meeting® speakers about how every member of your care…

Lutein, zeaxanthin reaffirmed over beta-carotene in AREDS2

Staple ingredients of the AREDS formulation deemed safe in follow-on study. Original Source

AOA doctors, students cover Capitol Hill with push for bipartisan bill to curb plan abuses

AOA-led effort builds Congressional support for the DOC Access Act, delivering in-person briefings for members of Congress and strong backing…

Here comes the sun: Protect patients’ eyes

In summer, some doctors of optometry see an uptick in patients seeking eye and vision care, whether it’s for playing…

Here comes the sun: Protect patients’ eyes

In summer, some doctors of optometry see an uptick in patients seeking eye and vision care, whether it’s for playing…

Meeting the needs of an aging America

Older adults are projected to outnumber people under age 18 by 2035—for the first time in U.S. history. This year,…