APHA issues call for team approach to 'skyrocketing' diabetes cases

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Devastating tornado outbreak, severe weather prompt renewed OFDR support

Generous donations from EssilorLuxottica and CooperVision for Hurricane Ida relief were recommitted to Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief in 2022…

5 things AOA membership brought me

AOA members have access to clinical resources, continuing education, practice management and career development tools to help you not only…

Bipartisan bill to ban abusive policies of discount plans gets boost from policy expert report

Princeton, New Jersey-based Avalon Health Economics says plans’ mandated discounts for non-covered services and materials—and limits on laboratory freedom—harmfully distort…

‘Good faith estimate’ requirement takes effect: What you need to know

While the AOA, and others, urge HHS to rethink implementation of this No Surprises Act provision, an upcoming #AskAOA webinar…

Actions speak louder than words

In June, the AOA House of Delegates approved a resolution amending the Optometric Oath to include more diverse and inclusive…

A fast-paced 48 hours in round-the-clock AOA advocacy

AOA President calls advocacy a “privilege” to represent the profession and doctors of optometry, as a plethora of issues are…

Keeping the practice’s mental health top of mind

Unsurprisingly, our stress levels are at the highest point in decades. How can you help ease anxiety and promote mental…

Eye Deserve More uses patient stories to reinforce the essential care doctors deliver

AOA members see the importance of comprehensive eye exams every day in their practices. But did you know that such…

AOA officers resolve to make 2022 most successful year yet

From advancing scope of practice to fighting Medicare fee reductions—AOA officers share their goals for the New Year. Original Source

12 ways to provide better care for patients with prediabetes and diabetes

Diabetes was once viewed as a disease of older adults. The U.S. recommended in March that, given such risk factors…

U.S. House, consumer groups mull federal action against DTC contact lens sales schemes

Lawmakers are demanding a federal study to assess the need for future legislative or regulatory action against DTC prescription medical…

Optimize your student loan repayment strategy

Steps to take following the expiration of the federal student loan interest and payment holiday Jan. 31, 2022. Original Source

Jerald Combs, O.D., advocate and mentor, passes away

A former president of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Dr. Combs’ “celebration of life” is scheduled for Jan. 15. Original Source

20 stories that defined 2021

With 2021 nearly in the books, take a look back at the 20 most-read AOA stories from the past year.…

At summit, AOA focuses on present and future of the patient experience

The information will inform the AOA Telehealth Council and AOA Board of Trustees on necessary changes to landmark telemedicine policy.…

Congress delays Medicare pay cuts, AOA preps for 2022 fight

Tens of thousands of AOA doctors and other advocates spoke out against the nearly 10% pay cuts looming on Jan.…

AOA Leadership Institute graduates ‘agents of change’ for optometry

The new, year-long program designed to grow and support the next generation of optometric leaders celebrates a successful year and…

‘Oh, don’t you wanna go?’ Optometry’s Meeting® in sweet home, Chicago

Preregister now for the profession’s leading event, June 15-18, 2022, in Chicago, where world-class education, networking and business opportunities intersect…

ACOE accreditation: Ensuring optometric degree programs make the grade

A total of 25 professional optometric degree programs, 257 optometric residency programs and two optometric technician programs hold ACOE accreditation…

How to speak the universal language of care

How to create a bilingual and culturally sensitive practice, why it matters to patients and how it can set you…

Could optometry unlock secrets to cognitive health? What the research says

The 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci quipped, “the eyes, the window of the soul.” He couldn’t know the half…

‘Silver linings’ projects fuel eye health, vision care outreach

Healthy Eyes Healthy Children funded years of community initiatives bolstering awareness and access to children’s eye care. Your donation can…

For new students, grants make a difference—so they can, too

Since the AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry grant program was announced last spring, 32 grants have been awarded. Awardees from underrepresented…

By the book: How to obtain hospital privileges

Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary,…

Congress’ Medicare vision efforts fizzle, 10% pay cuts still loom

A Medicare vision benefit expansion was cut from the Build Back Better Act, but now advocates shift focus to avoiding…

3 tips for an eye-healthy Thanksgiving feast

Vitamins, nutrients in these holiday foods could benefit eye health. Original Source

AOA and state associations target plan abuses

Payer Advocacy Summit gathers “all-in” doctors from every state as AOA legal team takes next steps in fight against anti-doctor…

Optometry’s advocates going FAR beyond the call

Do you know your AOA Federal Advocacy Representative? Connect with the AOA-FAR in your state and learn how to engage…

4 common misconceptions about life insurance

Planning for a future after you’re gone isn’t easy—but it’s crucial to protecting your family’s financial future. An AOA-member benefit…