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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 systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. 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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Review and dispute 2018 payments before May 15

April 17, 2019

The 45-day window of review has opened for doctors of optometry to inspect and dispute their 2018 payments from the health care industry. Data must be disputed by May 15 to appear in June. Read more >

Surprising measles outbreak eye-catching for doctors of optometry

April 17, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting measles outbreaks in 20 states or 555 cases nationwide as of April 11. That’s the second-highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since measles were basically... 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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