Announcing the 2019 National Optometry Hall of Fame Inductees

The AOA and Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation congratulate four doctors of optometry who have been selected for the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. Since 1998, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to the optometric profession.Read more >

April 3, 2019

Calcium, once maligned for AMD risk, not so bad after all?

High calcium intake does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration, per a new study that provokingly found an opposite association—at least in women.Read more >

March 29, 2019

Arkansas secures expanded scope of practice

Arkansas doctors of optometry now can perform necessary eye health and sight-saving procedures, including lasers, injections, and lumps and bumps removal. Read more >

March 28, 2019

Candidates announce bids for 2019 elections

As Optometry’s Meeting® 2019 in St. Louis, June 19-23, nears, familiarize yourself with the incumbents and newcomers seeking to represent members on the AOA Board of Trustees.Read more >

March 28, 2019

Optometry seeking expanded role in diabetes care

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with millions yet to be diagnosed. The AOA has long recognized that optometry has a role in the care of patients with diabetes. However, it’s moving more aggressively to demonstrate that optometry can make an even greater impact on diabetes care.Read more >

March 27, 2019

TBI: More can be done

According to the CDC, millions of visits annually to hospital emergency rooms relate to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) whether from falls, car accidents and intentional or unintentional blows. Tragically, the CDC reports, about 150 people a day die from injuries that include TBIs. Read more >

March 25, 2019