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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 (ycooper@aoa.org).

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.

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