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Samuel D. Pierce, O.D., named AOAExcel® board chair

Dr. Pierce replaces founding chair and fellow AOA Past President Joe Ellis, O.D.

The American Optometric Association (AOA) announces partnership with USA surfing, pro surfer Caroline Marks to launch nationwide awareness campaign, Eye Deserve More

Eye Deserve More takes a stand that every American deserves in-person comprehensive eye care from a doctor of optometry as part of their eye health and overall wellbeing

AOA Response to CNET EyeQue Review

With regard to your question--whether the EyeQue Vision Monitoring Kit is a good substitute for a trained professional, we can confidently say that, from a patient health and safety perspective, there is simply no replacement for an in-person comprehensive eye exam.

AOA Board of Trustees Statement Regarding C. Clayton Powell, O.D.

The Atlanta doctor of optometry and civil rights advocate fought to open doors for Black students interested in the profession, including helping to found the National Optometric Association.

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American Optometric Association statement regarding CVS launch of QuickRenew

The AOA, affiliates and doctors of optometry call on CVS to acknowledge that this offering will lower the overall level of eye health care received by the public and that this test places them in the ranks of questionable vision tests apps that have and should continue to be investigated by the FDA.

Hundreds of doctors, students and paraoptometrics participate in optometry’s premier, virtual advocacy event

AOA on Capitol Hill 2020 Rallies Members and Advocates in Virtual Meetings with Lawmakers to Maintain the Profession’s Voice at the Center of Health Care Decision-Making

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.