AOA and AOSA strenuously support Higher Education Act

Key congressional leaders urged to remove crushing school debt accumulated by optometry school graduates.Read more >

August 14, 2019

Contact Lens Rule revisions aren’t enough, AOA addresses deficiencies

With formal comments to the FTC’s supplementary rulemaking submitted, the AOA expressed concerns that proposed revisions to the Contact Lens Rule still don’t go far enough to address glaring concerns.Read more >

August 8, 2019

AOA, AFOS continue fight against VA experimental eye exam replacement program

Doctors of optometry, leaders in Congress still concerned VA’s TECS program may provide some veterans with substandard care.Read more >

August 7, 2019

New Arkansas scope law is safe, ballot issue averted

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

August 7, 2019

Legislation targets contact lens prescription verification shortcomings

H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act, would promote patient safety and simplify the verification process for patients and prescribers. Read more >

August 7, 2019

DOC Access Act fights harmful vision plan abuses

H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, seeks to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, restoring patients’ and doctors’ control over important care decisions.Read more >

July 17, 2019

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 >

July 2, 2019