How and why you should get involved in state advocacy

Why is advocacy so important to the profession of optometry and patients? AOA’s Advocates of the Year share what they tell policymakers about optometry.Read more >

January 8, 2020

How to get the most out of an AOA membership

Membership not only grants you access to a variety of tools, resources and benefits but also bolsters the voice for the profession.Read more >

January 7, 2020

AOA, affiliates work in lockstep on optometry’s priorities

Presenting at a Republican Attorneys General event, the AOA’s state government volunteers presented on patient protection enforcement and the FTC’s proposed Contact Lens Rule.Read more >

December 19, 2019

After AOA response, "Scam" writer issues clarification, lauds eye exams

In the face of AOA's immediate media advocacy response, the Atlantic magazine writer who last week attacked optometry and eye exams as a "scam" has issued a clarification. The AOA continues to press Atlantic magazine editors on the Mounk article's inaccuracies.Read more >

December 5, 2019

AOA ensures Medicare legislation recognizes eye exams

Bill now sets appropriate guardrails for the use of retinopathy imaging in Medicare and emphasizes the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams among Medicare beneficiaries.Read more >

December 2, 2019

What Medicare’s 2020 PFS changes mean for optometry

Medicare finalized its 2020 PFS with changes to E/M codes, MIPS requirements and more. How AOA’s input shaped rulemaking and what it means for doctors.Read more >

November 13, 2019

Busted: Feds seize hundreds of illegal, counterfeit contact lenses

Federal investigators crack down on counterfeit contact lens sales ahead of Halloween. Doctors of optometry can help support enforcement and bolster patient safety, too.Read more >

October 31, 2019

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