Category: American Optometric Asso

Doctors of optometry obtain $2.1 billion in federal relief to blunt COVID-19 economic crisis

Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal…

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Optometry’s reflection

Given the doors that were once closed and are now open to women and people of color in society, it…

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AOA pushes Amazon to sufficiently address inappropriate contact lens sales

The global e-commerce retailer again came to the AOA’s attention over posts from contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to…

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April 1 Medicare sequester date arrives: Congress eyes action on physician pay cuts, PRF taxability

Help AOA advocate for a fix on these issues immediately affecting optometry practices—a 2% Medicare pay cut and taxability of…

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April 1 Medicare sequester date arrives: Congress eyes action on physician pay cuts, PRF taxability

Help AOA advocate for a fix on these issues immediately affecting optometry practices—a 2% Medicare pay cut and taxability of…

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To address emerging children’s vision crisis due to COVID-19, AOA summit puts optometry in the lead

Hundreds of AOA member doctors of optometry attend the March 24 Emergency Children’s Vision Summit to help develop a path…

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Optometry’s Meeting® changes venue, hones leader-focused programming

After two years apart, Optometry’s Meeting welcomes back friends and colleagues June 24-26 with a new location and revamped experience…

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Expanded COVID-19 vaccinator workforce includes doctors and students of optometry

The federal recognition of optometry’s utility in current COVID-19 vaccination efforts comes after weeks of AOA advocacy. Here’s how to…

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‘Frustrating’ NBEO decisions provoke AOA, AOSA response

Abrupt schedule and fee changes, limited availabilities and a lack of advanced communication draw criticism from students and a word…

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Pennsylvania doctors of optometry put high priority on children’s eye health and vision care

For decades, members of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association have taken their message about how essential comprehensive eye examinations are to…

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Women make giant strides

Women may outnumber men in optometry schools today, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn more about female doctors of…

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Women make giant strides

Women may outnumber men in optometry schools today, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn more about female doctors of…

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Congress’ COVID-19 relief package: HHS funds, ERC extension and more

The $1.9 trillion relief package includes the extension and funding of many federal initiatives that AOA supported in assisting optometry…

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Doctors find lessons and success in applying for lifeline PPP loans

March 31 is the deadline for applying for draw 1 and draw 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program. Doctors who…

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Mississippi scope progresses, other states seeing early successes

Mississippi zeros in on becoming the latest state to authorize certain laser procedures while other state affiliates report positive progress…

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7 states authorize doctors of optometry for COVID-19 vaccinations: The latest

Congresswoman encourages federal recognition of optometry’s utility in COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide as more states activate doctors of optometry alongside new…

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AOA emergency summit March 24 raises alarm over children’s eye health

The AOA Emergency Children’s Vision Summit will provide doctors of optometry the opportunity to learn from experts on children’s eye…

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Paraoptometric advocacy lifts optometry: Why staff involvement is critical

Paraoptometric attendance at the AOA’s premier advocacy conference, May 23-25, helps reinforce optometry’s case for immediate changes that will affect…

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Developing a new generation of optometric leaders

In a virtual kick-off, the AOA launches Leadership Institute with 130 doctors of optometry from across the country. A project…

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AOA MORE, optometry’s data registry, takes yearlong pause

The AOA will use the time to evaluate its collection efforts and create a registry for the future that is…

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Who are you? AOA is letting America know

AOA’s public health observance calls out the bait-and-switch of online vision tests with a campaign emphasizing why there is no…

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4 coding changes now in effect

Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these…

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Do you know optometry’s advocacy priorities? Learn the issues before Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill

Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill, May 23-25, is open to all advocacy-minded doctors, optometry students and paraoptometrics. Learn the issues…

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4 coding changes now in effect

Given the importance of E/M services in patient care, it’s critical that all doctors of optometry are aware of these…

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CDC updates COVID-19 eye protection, face mask guidance affecting optometry practices

Access the AOA HPI’s latest issue brief that details current public health guidance on eye protection, face masks and contingency…

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Ohio activates eligible doctors for COVID-19 vaccine administration, AOA focuses new relief efforts

As AOA advocates in new federal relief legislation and recognition of optometry’s ability to support the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine campaign,…

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Low percentage of patients with diabetes adhere to key self-care practices to manage their health

Researchers found only about 30% of patients with diabetes abide by four diabetes care practices—including eye exams. Original Source

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Thinking about low vision in your practice? Start here

Low Vision Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to consider implementing such services in your practice and to ensure you…

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After the peaks and valleys of 2020, AOA leaders ready for the next mountain to conquer

At the 2021 Leaders Summit, mountain climber Alison Levine inspired AOA volunteers to recharge and retool for the work ahead…

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