AOA, doctors drive legislators to action, warn FTC of potential adverse impact of new amendment

The AOA and doctors are acting quickly to enlist federal legislators to join the growing mass of voices asserting concerns regarding the new amendment to the Contact Lens Rule announced by the FTC.Read more >

August 6, 2020

VSP policy change may violate states’ patient protection laws

VSP reimbursement changes, which take effect Sept. 1, may run counter to states’ laws as the AOA and affiliates challenge policies that could negatively affect patient care.Read more >

July 30, 2020

Elevating optometry through AOA’s 24/7 media advocacy

Through the AOA’s nonstop efforts, optometry’s patient safety and eye health messages have had more reach than ever before.Read more >

July 22, 2020

AOA finds allies in fight against new FTC contact lens prescription paperwork mandate

House appropriations subcommittee scolds FTC for effective date of new rule, seeks 2021 implementation.Read more >

July 16, 2020

Court-appointed official deems signatures at heart of Arkansas scope saga invalid

The development comes as Arkansans for Healthy Eyes fights a well-funded, ophthalmologist-led group vying to dismantle the state’s scope of practice law in November’s election.Read more >

July 16, 2020

AOA, AOSA raise coronavirus, planning concerns as students prepare for boards

NBEO has identified solutions to administering Parts I and II of the exam but has not found alternatives for students who are hesitant traveling to Charlotte to complete Part III of the exam.Read more >

July 9, 2020

Optometry diverted 206,000+ during COVID-19’s March surge

Limited to urgencies and emergencies only, optometry helped keep eye-related cases out of overburdened emergency departments during COVID-19 lockdowns.Read more >

July 8, 2020