Symptoms associated with excessive unmanaged screen time cost $151 billion in health system, productivity, and wellbeing costs in 2023, per a new AOA report. Access the full report to learn how much of an impact excessive, unmanaged screen time has on Americans.
The countdown is on until Optometry's Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22. Doctors of optometry, students, paraoptometric staff and industry professionals can access four days of continuing education and staff training, exhibits, special events, networking, career-building opportunities and so much more. Take advantage of advanced registration pricing now.
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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AOA sees positives in federal children’s eye health legislation

The federal effort to promote early detection of pediatric vision impairments comes as the AOA works toward a multi-year, national eye health and vision mobilization for children.

Study underestimates doctors of optometry providing eye care to children

Doctors of optometry say they are underrepresented in a recent study, even though they provide the vast majority of eye care in the U.S.

The heat is on: Ensure patients’ protective eyewear is, too

Some doctors of optometry may see an increase in patients seeking care during the summer months, whether they’re playing sports or battling dry air conditions. Be prepared to share your expertise.

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