Study: Scope expansion to save Americans $4.6 billion annually

Billions in annual savings to Americans’ health care and widespread support for a full range of optometric care are linchpin findings of a new report on nationwide optometric scope of practice expansion.Read more >

May 26, 2020

AOA pushes hard to address increased cost for necessary personal protective equipment

In its unflagging effort to support doctors of optometry providing essential care amid this pandemic, the AOA is seeking greater relief for practices needing PPE to ensure the safety of patients, doctors and staff.Read more >

May 21, 2020

Survey says: Doctors of optometry step up as pandemic sets in

Overwhelming majority of doctors of optometry provide emergent and urgent care amid devastating COVID-19 crisis.Read more >

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 crisis advocacy: AOA and affiliates put optometry's concerns front and center

Through continuous outreach to policymakers, payers, the news media and the public, the AOA and state associations are advancing these urgent priorities.Read more >

May 7, 2020

AOA presses vision plans to ease burdens on doctors and patients during COVID-19 emergency

Citing CDC and CMS guidance to postpone nonessential care, the AOA requested NAVCP and member plans allow additional flexibility and considerations for patients and doctors.Read more >

March 31, 2020

Senate's pandemic relief bill will help optometry practices nationwide; AOA to seek additional support

The largest economic relief bill in U.S. history will direct $2.2 trillion in aid, including emergency business loans and other provisions that will directly help optometric practices. AOA still working to secure additional relief.Read more >

March 25, 2020

AOA mobilizes for doctors in national response to pandemic

Members asked to call their senators and get their backing for relief for frontline optometric practices.Read more >

March 19, 2020