Millions of Americans are exposed to excessive screen time, particularly those who work in office jobs. AOA’s Eye Deserve More campaign released a new report revealing the cost of unmanaged screen time symptoms to be $151 billion per year and how doctors of optometry play an essential role in preventing further costs through annual comprehensive exams. Read the full report.
The profession's premier annual event comes to Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22, for four days of industry-renowned continuing education and staff training, exhibits, networking, career-building opportunities and more. Early bird registration is available through March 31.
Reimbursement and coverage fairness for doctors of optometry continues to be one of the AOA’s highest advocacy priorities. Access the AOA Health and Vision Plan Action Report, a daily tally of member-doctor challenges with plans, to see how the AOA is advocating on behalf of the profession.


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What optometry’s advocates are championing at AOA on Capitol Hill

Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.

Representation matters in optometry

Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.

Making blurry vision clear

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Take note of considerations for enhancing success with near magnification.

September 5, 2023 - May 21, 2024
Subscribe Live CE 2023-2024
March 2 - 3, 2024
Nose to the Grindstone Weekend + Wednesday (NTG24)
215 Water Street, Warren, Rhode Island (Sat) / Remote Zoom Platform (Sun+Wed)
April 4 - 7, 2024
2024 Innovation Vision Conference of NY
Rochester, NY

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