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

The wonderful healing properties of amniotic membranes

For nearly a century, amniotic membranes have been a highly effective treatment option for non-healing, chronic wounds. But only recently has eye care embraced the modality for its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-scarring properties. Here’s why amniotic membranes should be a part of your ocular surface disease practice.Read more >

August 5, 2019

Medicare’s virtual check-in codes

The AOA has long supported appropriate use of telehealth services that rely on an established doctor-patient relationship. CMS believes this new service can help increase efficiency.Read more >

July 31, 2019

Optometry and social work

Reduced vision can result in social isolation and depression. One of the professions that can be a fruitful partner to optometry, especially throughout the vision rehabilitation process, is social work.Read more >

July 29, 2019

The AMD, aspirin balancing act

More evidence suggests the benefits of aspirin use in mitigating cardiovascular risks outweighs any possible risk of exacerbating AMD, per a new study analyzing AREDS patients.Read more >

July 29, 2019

EPA regulations will soon affect optometric practices

Revised EPA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, scheduled to take effect Aug. 21, will affect optometric practices. Here’s what you need to know to be compliant.Read more >

July 25, 2019