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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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4 office-based surgical procedures courses to help patients achieve a better quality of life

As contemporary optometry evolves, opportunities will open up for doctors of optometry to expand surgical procedures in their practices. A series of courses on these office-based procedures will be offered at Optometry’s Meeting®.

Advocacy from academia

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, the AOA thanks optometric educators for the impact they make on students and the profession and for preparing the doctors of tomorrow.

Get involved: 10 minutes to learn optometry’s advocacy

A limited-time, members-only course offers an introduction to professional advocacy as optometry’s advocates gear up for Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill, May 23-25.

February 21 - May 26, 2021
POA Looking Forward 2021 Webinar Series
POA - Pennsylvania Optometric Association
May 23 - 25, 2021
VOA 2021 Annual Conference
White Sulphur Springs, WV
May 23 - 25, 2021
Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill
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