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).

Golden Opportunity Award Inaugural Winners to be Honored at Optometry’s Meeting® in Nashville

CooperVision and AOA Join Forces to Launch The Myopia Collective

Partnership Mobilizes Optometrists to Advance New Standard of Care for Children with Myopia; Nominations for State-Level Change Agents Open through May 17

American Optometric Association Announces 2024 Award Recipients

World Council of Optometry to Host 5th World Congress of Optometry (WCO5) in Partnership with American Optometric Association (AOA) at Optometry's Meeting 2025



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New Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Available for Peer and Public Review

The peer and public review period officially begins on March 7 and comments will be accepted through April 24.

Leading AI Authority Tom Lawry to Keynote at Optometry’s Meeting®

Meeting to Offer Attendees Key Insights into AI’s Place in Healthcare through Keynote Presentation and Education

New Report Reveals Cost of Unmanaged Screen Time Symptoms to be $151 billion per year

The American Optometric Association commissions Deloitte Economics Institute report that examines implications of unmanaged screen time for Americans who spend over seven hours on a screen during the workday and how yearly exams with an optometrist can help.