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About the American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Doctors of optometry take a leading role in patient care with respect to eye and vision care, as well as general health and well-being. As primary health care providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. For more information on eye health and vision topics, and to find a doctor of optometry near you, click here.

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The American Optometric Association is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations and together, advocates for the profession and serves optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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After AOA response, "Scam" writer issues clarification, lauds eye exams

December 5, 2019

In the face of AOA's immediate media advocacy response, the Atlantic magazine writer who last week attacked optometry and eye exams as a "scam" has issued a clarification. The AOA continues to press Atlantic magazine editors on... Read more >

AOA ensures Medicare legislation recognizes eye exams

December 4, 2019

Bill now sets appropriate guardrails for the use of retinopathy imaging in Medicare and emphasizes the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams among Medicare beneficiaries. Read more >

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The AOA Board of trustees leads the association to advocate for the profession and serve optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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