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Welcome to the American Optometric Association (AOA) Press Room, which features news and press releases. For more information on releases listed below, to request/schedule an interview with an eye care expert or for more information on AOA's public relations efforts, contact Yakesha Cooper (

Doctors of optometry, veteran advocates salute U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for pro-access, pro-veteran policy changes

New guidance sets pathway to restore veteran access to therapeutic laser eye procedures provided by doctors of optometry

AOA doctors of optometry prioritize patient health and safety as practices reopen

Doctors of optometry nationwide are implementing new protocols to safely return to providing the full range of eye health and vision care services Americans need and deserve

AOA warns patients to be cautious of at-home eye exam or vision test product claims

The AOA is joining patient advocacy organizations, state attorneys general and the media in warning the public about the lack of effectiveness and potential dangers of these devices and their marketing promises.