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From small-town to big deal

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers.Read more >

September 16, 2019

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients.Read more >

September 12, 2019

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues.Read more >

September 11, 2019

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness.Read more >

September 10, 2019

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Week

The only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff is Sept. 16-20.Read more >

September 9, 2019

Study: Detecting the signs of autism at earlier age using visual cues

Binocular rivalry considered in identifying non-verbal, neural marker for autism.Read more >

September 5, 2019

It's Life Insurance Awareness Month: Are your ducks in a row?

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, reminding people to plan for the unthinkable. AOAExcel® offers that peace of mind through group term and individual term life insurance for AOA members. Read more >

September 5, 2019