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Adapting. Overcoming. Advancing. That’s the epitome of how optometry approached the extraordinary COVID-19 public health crisis in 2020 and a guide for how Optometry’s Meeting® safely returns in 2021.
The single-largest annual advocacy event and centerpiece of optometry’s federal advocacy efforts, Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill, returns to its digital format, May 23-25, with new priorities that could address the immediate needs of optometry practices nationwide.
With the enforcement of new amendments to the Rule in effect, doctors must continue to adhere to the long standing Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA) requirement to provide patients with a copy of their contact lens prescription following completion of the contact lens fitting.

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Congratulations to AOA’s 2021 award winners

The winners will be honored at a ceremony during the 2021 Optometry’s Meeting®.

Doctors of optometry obtain $2.1 billion in federal relief to blunt COVID-19 economic crisis

Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal crisis measures. Reminder: the deadline to apply for relief has been extended to May 31.

Optometry’s reflection

Given the doors that were once closed and are now open to women and people of color in society, it might be expected that the faces of optometry would reflect the changing demographics of the nation. And with the nation’s reckoning over social injustice in 2020 stirring anew concerns over diversity and inclusiveness, the profession is asking whether optometry reflects the nation’s changing demographics—and why should that matter?

February 21 - May 26, 2021
POA Looking Forward 2021 Webinar Series
POA - Pennsylvania Optometric Association
April 16 - 17, 2021
Indiana Optometry's Meeting
Noblesville, IN
April 18, 2021
2021 Winter Thaw Conference
Virtual

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