AOA Health Policy Institute
The AOA Health Policy Institute (HPI) is the thought leader in public policy research and analysis focused on eye health and vision care.
With its expertise, the AOA HPI develops creative, innovative and educational resources and tools to inform policymakers, health care professionals, patients and the public. From data and other evidence, the AOA HPI illuminates the best policies for efficient access to and delivery of high-quality comprehensive eye health and vision care.
As COVID-19 looms, educators prepare for a new academic year
The public health emergency continues to cast its shadow on a new school year, but it’s far from the only thing on educators’ minds. How are optometric faculty and staff preparing for the year ahead?
Optometry's disaster relief fund can aid in ‘gut-wrenching' disasters
With wildfires burning and a prediction of an active hurricane season, doctors of optometry and students have somewhere to turn for financial support in the event of disaster. Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR) is optometry's exclusive financial support program that provides immediate assistance to those in need after disasters. Learn how to apply for a grant or make a donation.
COVID-19, viral illness surge: What you need to know
“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.