Category: American Optometric Asso

New partnership with MyEyeDr. benefits technicians and eye doctors, enhances patient care

MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn….

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How team learning improves doctor, staff coordination

The AOA 2021 Virtual Learning Livecast, Oct. 1-2, offers over a dozen courses specifically geared toward integrated, doctor-paraoptometric education. But…

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Connecting with patients as paraoptometrics

George Ballato, CPOA, first began his work with an AOA-member doctor as the Spanish interpreter for patients—and that inclusivity has…

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Take five: Contact lenses

New contact lens developments regarding keratoconus from a distinguished practitioner. Original Source

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U.S. House pens Medicare vision benefit language, but funding woes threaten derailment

Congress’ Sept. 15 deadline for bill language passes with lawmakers backing key guardrails that AOA’s advocates say must be in…

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Pandemic savings strategies

COVID-19 has taught us that planning ahead may be more critical now than ever. During periods of uncertainty, it’s important…

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Building relationships

Not sure how to begin your journey as an advocate for optometry? According to an AOA Distinguished Service Award winner,…

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Kansas Insurance Department puts vision plans on notice

After the Kansas Optometric Association and doctors of optometry there raised concerns, the Kansas Insurance Department says it will enforce…

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Do we have a ‘failure to communicate?’

Effective patient education is the cornerstone to better-informed decision-making skills and better health outcomes, but when was the last time…

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Do we have a failure to communicate?

Effective patient education is the cornerstone to better-informed decision-making skills and better health outcomes, but when was the last time…

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Performance evaluation

When doctors of optometry look at their patients as athletes—from everyday active individuals to Olympians—they can help them perform better…

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Ida aftermath: Louisiana doctors assess damages, AOA Foundation offers relief and seeks donations

AOA members report wind and rain damage, but harder to overcome are widespread power outages in New Orleans—and it could…

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State advocates ‘fighting to defend and advance our profession’

The Advancing Optometry: State Advocacy Summit 2021, Aug. 30-31, convened hundreds of state advocates and leaders to prepare for current…

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Congress sets deadline to ink Medicare vision expansion language

A September deadline means now is the time for AOA members to act. Attend an upcoming special advisory group session…

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After a successful launch last year, AOA 2021 Virtual Learning Livecast opens for registration

Set for Oct. 1-2, the virtual event offers doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometric staff easy access to a host…

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10 reasons why you should be an InfantSEE® provider

An investment in your community’s wellness, InfantSEE® is not a charitable program, but rather a public health initiative intended to…

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Educators prepare future doctors for challenges of today, opportunities of tomorrow

COVID-19 still looms large for schools and colleges of optometry, but it’s far from the only thing on educators’ minds….

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As COVID-19 looms, educators prepare for a new academic year

The public health emergency continues to cast its shadow on a new school year, but it’s far from the only…

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Persistence pays off

Discover how one AOA member’s experiences influenced one of the profession’s most intenselywatched scope expansions in recent history. Plus, join…

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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

In assessing new products, consider first what is best for your patients and practice—but also consider reimbursement related to new…

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White House extends student loan relief, AOA continues push for NHSC inclusion

The AOA continues its support of optometry students, advocating for a temporary suspension of student loan debt due to the…

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The scope of success

Coming off a pandemic-stricken year no less, states logged historic scope wins that helped to better realize optometry’s full prowess…

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4 questions about Medicare vision expansion answered

Is it happening? How will it work? What can you expect? The AOA fielded members’ questions about Congress’ efforts to…

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State Advocacy Summit amplifies lessons from year of historic scope victories

Advancing Optometry: State Advocacy Summit 2021, Aug. 30-31, is a virtual opportunity for state advocacy volunteers and leaders, and optometry’s…

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Virtual interview tips for employers and applicants

Virtual interviewing has allowed employers to connect to a broader pool of applicants from locations nationwide—get tips for employers and…

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Testing for certification? Paraoptometric exam handbook, PRC resources necessities

An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams. Original Source

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Ultimate goal

Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of…

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Medicare expansion momentum grows in Congress as AOA mobilizes doctors, students

The AOA is hosting a profession-wide videoconference, Thursday, July 29, to discuss rapidly developing legislation to expand Medicare benefits and…

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Carrying the torch: AOA campaign message reaches billions

With the Olympic Games officially underway July 23, the AOA is capitalizing on its partnership with surfer Caroline Marks and…

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