Amazon drops noncompliant contact lens sellers, thanks AOA for diligence

The global e-commerce retailer pulled posts for contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to meet FCLCA patient protection provisions requiring a prescription from a licensed practitioner prior to sale.Read more >

June 19, 2019

Can you hear me now?

In an age when news comes at us 24/7, the AOA’s media advocacy must be proactive, reactive, plucky and nimble to grab and keep hold of the public’s attention and influence public policy. In the past year, the AOA’s media advocacy was all of the above.Read more >

June 4, 2019

1-800 Contacts changes online vision test marketing following AOA complaint

Consumers must first acknowledge 1-800 Contacts’ online vision test is not a comprehensive eye exam before using the technology, a change that comes after the AOA voiced health and safety concerns to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).Read more >

May 16, 2019

Maryland expands scope of practice

Maryland doctors of optometry gain new autonomy, prescribing authority, and procedures and management privileges with scope of practice expansion.Read more >

May 2, 2019

AOA on Capitol Hill shines national spotlight on optometry’s advocacy priorities

Nearly 600 doctors of optometry and students bring AOA’s pro-patient, pro-access message to nearly all of the 535 members of the 116th Congress.Read more >

April 11, 2019

AOA members head for the Hill

AOA’s annual federal advocacy conference continues momentum for optometry’s priorities.Read more >

March 14, 2019