Newly Revised Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Optometry Available for Peer and Public Review

September 29, 2022
The American Optometric Association encourages health professionals and others to provide feedback on the latest adult eye examination guideline during this 30-day review period

ST. LOUIS–Sept. 29, 2022—The American Optometric Association (AOA) today announced the second edition of the AOA’s evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination, is now available online for a 30-day public review period.

The Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination guideline combines the best available current scientific evidence and research with expert clinical opinion to recommend appropriate steps in the diagnosis, management and treatment of adult patients with various eye and vision conditions.

“The ultimate goal of AOA’s clinical practice guidelines is to equip and empower doctors of optometry to markedly improve health care quality by ensuring patients are diagnosed and treated based on the best available scientific research,” said AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D. “Putting this guideline out for public review provides an opportunity for an even broader perspective of input that’s critically important to this process.”

Developed by the AOA Evidence-based Optometry Guideline Development Group in accordance with standards outlined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), the second edition of the Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination requires external review from relevant stakeholders, such as doctors, agencies, industry and the public.

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The peer and public review period officially begins September 29, 2022 and comments will be accepted through October 29, 2022. The finished guideline will be available later in 2023.


About The American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the leading authority on and advocate for quality eye health care, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and optometric professionals. As the sole primary eye care provider in many communities across America, doctors of optometry are often a patient's first entry point into the health care system, and have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat, and manage disorders, diseases, and injuries that affect the eye and visual system. Through a nationwide public health initiative, AOA's Eye Deserve More campaign is fostering awareness of the importance of eye health and vision care and the overall health benefits of in-person, comprehensive eye examinations with AOA doctors of optometry for all Americans.


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