Your source for fresh news updated daily on topics ranging from clinical eye care to advocacy to practice management tips.

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.

3 tips for an eye-healthy Thanksgiving feast

Vitamins, nutrients in these holiday foods could benefit eye health.

AOA and state associations target plan abuses

Payer Advocacy Summit gathers “all-in” doctors from every state as AOA legal team takes next steps in fight against anti-doctor and anti-patient policies.

COVID-19 Updates

White House extends student loan relief, AOA continues push for NHSC inclusion

The AOA continues its support of optometry students, advocating for a temporary suspension of student loan debt due to the pandemic, as well as a long-term avenue toward loan forgiveness and repayment.

Pandemic savings strategies

COVID-19 has taught us that planning ahead may be more critical now than ever. During periods of uncertainty, it’s important to keep a long-term perspective.

AOA Focus

AOA Focus is the magazine for AOA members. AOA Focus delivers a blend of updates, in-depth analysis and personal stories from doctors of optometry across the country on topics that matter most to the profession. This big-picture view is the perfect complement to the daily updates members get at AOA News.
AOA Focus