Contact Lens Rule revisions aren’t enough, AOA addresses deficiencies

With formal comments to the FTC’s supplementary rulemaking submitted, the AOA expressed concerns that proposed revisions to the Contact Lens Rule still don’t go far enough to address glaring concerns.Read more >

August 8, 2019

AOA, AFOS continue fight against VA experimental eye exam replacement program

Doctors of optometry, leaders in Congress still concerned VA’s TECS program may provide some veterans with substandard care.Read more >

August 7, 2019

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

How to identify signs of abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?Read more >

August 1, 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