Top 20 AOA stories of 2015

Top 20 AOA stories of 2015

From momentous advocacy wins, to technology developments, to a social media—and visual—phenomenon that left the Internet divided, this year has been full of major news stories impacting doctors of optometry.

Here are the AOA's 20 most-read stories of the year:

  1. An optometrist explains #TheDress debate

  2. AOA complaints lead to changes in 1-800 Contacts business practice

  3. Online vision test receives failing grade from optometrist

  4. Significant policy change in post-op co-management

  5. Calcium supplements may increase risk for AMD

  6. AOA steps up fight against 1-800 Contacts anti-patient legislation

  7. 'Smart' contacts green-lighted for human tests

  8. AOA-backed 'DOC Access Act' targets health and vision plan abuses

  9. AOA continues fight for permanent SGR fix, advises members to hold claims

  10. FTC flags vision app's misleading claims

  11. AOA secures important wins in historic SGR reform legislation

  12. CMS issues EHR Incentive Programs final rule

  13. Optometry's Meeting® announces 2015 speakers, performers

  14. New adult exam guideline available for public review

  15. 'Colorblind' fans flag NFL on jersey gaffe, AOA responds

  16. Sleep apnea's effect on the eyes

  17. AOA, affiliates continue to challenge online 'exams'

  18. Kentucky heralds third party triumph in new law

  19. Texas OD successfully challenges Aetna's policy on panels

  20. AOA: Opternative's doc locator appears to falsely imply endorsement

December 7, 2015

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