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U.S. House clears medicare vision, dental and hearing coverage bill

The U.S. House has approved legislation that would create new Medicare coverage for refraction and contact lens fittings while providing seniors with an eyeglass and contact lens benefit.

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AOA and MOA announcement about Ford Motor Company

The American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association are pleased to announce that beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Ford Motor Corporation active salary and hourly UAW workers along with their dependents will have access to doctors of optometry for medical eye care.

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AOA Advocacy Updates

From Capitol Hill to your state legislature, AOA and its affiliates fight for your right to practice and access to patients. Learn about our advocacy efforts—and what we have accomplished with your help.

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Health Care Reform Activity Center

We all know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation has been a major topic of concern in optometry and health care in general. The AOA and state affiliates are dedicated to keeping you informed.

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AOA Federal Keypersons Network

More than 700 doctors of optometry work to make sure your needs are heard—and met—in the halls of Congress. Keypersons work with each and every legislator on your behalf.

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