What do patients think about the Open Payments program?

At least half of patients in study indicated they wanted to know if their doctors receive industry payments.Read more >

January 22, 2019

Care models of success

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions.Read more >

January 17, 2019

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care.Read more >

January 17, 2019

Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days.Read more >

January 16, 2019

Comprehensive diabetes care

The AOA’s chief public health officer outlays a road map to the future of optometric care for patients with diabetes.Read more >

January 14, 2019

Report reflects AOA input to enhance health care access and choice for Americans

Proposed reforms include scope expansion in states.Read more >

January 10, 2019

OTC cold, flu care: What patients don’t know can hurt them

Glaucoma patients are routinely advised against taking certain medications, but come cold and flu season, some may reach for popular OTC drugs without realizing the risk to their eyesight.Read more >

January 10, 2019