Member Center / Doctors of Optometry

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Join the more than 45,000 optometric professionals dedicated to advancing the field of optometry, and get access to exclusive education, practice management and career resources. Learn more about why you should join today.

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As an AOA member, you'll be supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect the profession. Plus, you'll get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clincal resources.


Featured Practice Management Resources

HIPAA Compliance

Take the guesswork out of protecting your patients’ information with AOAExcel®’s endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group.

Ask the Coding Experts

Medical Records & Coding Service is designed to educate doctors and staff on medical recordkeeping and documentation, compliance and coding. The guidance received by the coding experts will support doctors and staff in providing the best possible patient care while ensuring accurate reimbursements are received.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Optometric Clinical Practice Guidelines are recommendations for patient care which are developed through a formal process. They combine the best available current scientific evidence and research with expert clinical opinion to recommend appropriate steps in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with various eye and vision conditions.

Education Opportunities

Local Meetings

Connect with doctors of optometry, optometric students and optometric staff and expand your knowledge and gain new certifications at these upcoming events.

EyeLearn

AOA’s member-exclusive centralized education portal, EyeLearn, offers an expanding online catalog of educational modules, webinars and resources to help advance clinical proficiencies, the practice of contemporary optometry, and practice management for doctors of optometry, future doctors of optometry, and paraoptometric staff.

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Congress’ Medicare vision efforts fizzle, 10% pay cuts still loom

A Medicare vision benefit expansion was cut from the Build Back Better Act, but now advocates shift focus to avoiding nearly 10% cuts to Medicare reimbursement on Jan. 1, 2022.

By the book: How to obtain hospital privileges

Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary, optometric medical eye care doctors of optometry provide, but also leverages’ communities primary eye care providers in a way that is mutually beneficial for patients, hospitals and doctors.