After AOA response, "Scam" writer issues clarification, lauds eye exams

In the face of AOA's immediate media advocacy response, the Atlantic magazine writer who last week attacked optometry and eye exams as a "scam" has issued a clarification. The AOA continues to press Atlantic magazine editors on the Mounk article's inaccuracies.Read more >

December 5, 2019

AOA ensures Medicare legislation recognizes eye exams

Bill now sets appropriate guardrails for the use of retinopathy imaging in Medicare and emphasizes the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams among Medicare beneficiaries. Read more >

December 4, 2019

Busted: Feds seize hundreds of illegal, counterfeit contact lenses

Federal investigators crack down on counterfeit contact lens sales ahead of Halloween. Doctors of optometry can help support enforcement and bolster patient safety, too.Read more >

October 31, 2019

AOA’s annual ‘31 in 31’ campaign targets illegal contact lens sales during October

Patient education is key to informing public about the hazards of nonprescription, decorative contacts lenses.Read more >

October 10, 2019

AOA presses FDA for recall of 1-800 Contacts’ online eye test

The AOA is asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a product recall of 1-800 Contacts’ online vision test, in view of recent comparable action against Visibly’s “strikingly similar” online eye test.Read more >

October 3, 2019

AOA Conference prepares doctors of optometry for battles for scope expansion and payer parity

More than 200 doctors of optometry take advocacy to the next level at 2019 State Government Relations/Third Party National Conference in Dallas.Read more >

October 3, 2019

Arkansas bureaucrat alleges ‘unethical’ request in scope law saga

Arkansas doctors of optometry, and their patients, win again as hard-fought efforts avert a referendum for a November 2020 ballot. Read more >

September 27, 2019