AOA survey says: Doctors of optometry embrace myopia management

A survey, conducted by the AOA Research & Information Committee, provides insights on current myopia management practices by doctors of…

The future of audio-only reimbursement: What you need to know

While audio-only codes have been reimbursed under Medicare for the past few years, changesmay be coming. Original Source

Ask the experts: Coding conundrums solved

What your colleagues are asking about coding might help you. Original Source

AOA’s new Center for Independent Practice to amplify members-only resources for practice success

AOA leaders mobilize resources for contemporary practice expansion and growth fueled by recent scope and recognition victories. Original Source

Voice Your Vision at Optometry’s Meeting® in Washington, D.C.

Sign up to receive early notification of Optometry’s Meeting® registration opening in January and secure your spot for the profession’s…

Patients’ shady requests: A case study in malpractice and communication

When a trendy request for window tinting doesn’t jive with your medical judgement—or state requirements—how do doctors legally and ethically…

The causes behind the causes

Eye care isn’t delivered in isolation—social determinants of health can influence patients’ health status. Efforts to turn the concept into…

Successes in diabetes care

This World Diabetes Day, the focus is on access to education. Living with diabetes himself, one AOA member is passionate…

7 takeaways from the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

The CMS finalized several policy recommendations put forth by the AOA, yet the 2023 physician fee schedule conversion factor still…

AOA-PAC plays outsized role in 2022 midterm elections

Access the AOA’s 2022 elections map to see how optometry’s candidates fared and where advocates can get involved to ensure…

Fighting for veterans, fighting for optometry

Ensuring our nation’s veterans have access to the full range of eye care they need, when and where they need…

Veterans notch win as VA rescinds restrictive language governing community ODs

Mississippi’s challenge of language recently inserted into Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines barring community doctors of optometry from providing so-called…

Raising optometry’s profile on influential panel

Tareq Nabhan, O.D., and Sherrol Reynolds, O.D., were nominated by the AOA and selected to serve on the Medicare Evidence…

A humanitarian heart

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric Community Service Award winner has a heart for helping others. Original Source

Ask the experts: Coding conundrums solved

What your colleagues are asking about coding might help you. Original Source

The most important thing to know about retirement savings planning

Do you know how to determine how much you need to retire? What should you be asking about your 401(k)?…

AOA issues consumer health alert for online vision tests

The public-facing alert encourages consumers to ask discerning questions about online vision tests before entrusting their eye health care to…

Colleagues honor ‘legend’ Glen Steele, O.D., upon retirement

Dr. Steele, fondly known profession wide as “Bubba,” announced his retirement after 53 years as a pediatric vision provider and…

Colleagues honor ‘legend’ Glen Steele, O.D., upon retirement

Dr. Steele, fondly known profession wide as “Bubba,” announced his retirement after 53 years as a pediatric vision provider and…

Virtual ‘check-in’ codes

These “check-ins” are not subject to many of the restrictions that are applied to telehealth codes. Original Source

Missed opportunities? Contact lens experts weigh in on gaps in consumer knowledge

Troubling misinformation and a startling lack of information: two observations from an industry group’s latest survey into U.S. consumers’ contact…

At least 8.5% Medicare pay cut on table, AOA urging Congressional action

An AOA-backed measure before Congress would temporarily increase Medicare physician fee schedule rates to offset some of the statutory cuts…

At least 8.5% Medicare pay cut on table, AOA urging Congressional action

An AOA-backed measure before Congress would temporarily increase Medicare physician fee schedule rates to offset some of the statutory cuts…

Align your team on binocular vision disorders

An upcoming #AskAOA webinar offers peer-to-peer guidance on binocular vision impairment, led by AOA’s vision rehabilitation and sports and performance…

5 steps to bolster your office’s cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to assess your cybersecurity protocols and identify areas for improvement. Original Source

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…

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,…