AOA uncovering, fighting back against plans’ abuses

Insurers’ business practices are limiting doctors’ ability to provide care, and the AOA is taking action to hold them accountable.Read more >

January 15, 2020

'If we don't step up, someone else will step in'

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

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 4, 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

AOA’s annual ‘31 in 31’ campaign targets illegal contact lens sales during October

Patient education is key to informing public about the hazards of nonprescription, decorative contacts lenses.Read more >

October 10, 2019