Mission to help assure the success of optometry’s public policy agenda through the establishment of an interactive forum for supporters of optometry and the AOA to evaluate and discuss the legislative and regulatory policy issues in Washington, D.C. and state capitals that stand to impact the practice and profession of optometry.
Facilitator: The AOA president-elect
Continuous support: The AOA’s senior federal and state health policy staff
Participants: Organizations supporting the AOA and optometry
Meetings & Communications
- Weekly–Policy intelligence e-briefing
- Monthly–Briefing via videoconference
- Quarterly–In-person information sharing meeting in Washington, D.C.
- Biannually–AOA Board of Trustees listening sessions, including at Optometry’s Meeting®
Participation in the AOA Advocacy Roundtable is open to organizations supporting the advancing practice of optometry and the public policy mission of the AOA, including corporations, funds or limited partnerships with an ownership stake in an individual practice or group of practices.
The scope victories eliminate some prior drug and treatment restrictions while also authorizing expanded testing, as well as COVID-19 vaccine administration.