AOA makes robust rebuttal to FTC over proposed changes to Eyeglass Rule
During the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) recent comment period on the proposed changes, the AOA recommends updating the Eyeglass Rule to better serve and protect consumers and seeks to meet with agency officials.
DOC Access Act introduced amid growing patient calls for Congress to act
The Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act curbs anti-patient, anti-doctor mandates by vision plans and affirms the doctor-patient relationship.
Optometry’s scope wins draw new attacks from medical, ophthalmology groups
Affiliates and AOA fighting to retain nationwide scope expansion momentum while defeating misinformation scheme launched by extremist MD groups.
Bill seeks physician-level recognition, more competitive pay and advancement opportunities for VA doctors of optometry
Urge lawmakers to support a Senate bill that would recognize the physician-level care doctors of optometry provide and ensure the VA has the tools it needs to better recruit and retain the overwhelming providers of primary and medical eye care for the nation’s veterans.
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AOA decries misleading Medicare Advantage advertising
Medicare’s proposal for addressing misleading Medicare Advantage advertising is a step in the right direction, the AOA contends, urging added attention on the marketing of supplemental benefits for eye care.
AOA challenges baseless attacks, mischaracterizations of optometric care
Despite a vocal few denouncing gains in optometric care, the profession defines itself through the everyday application of quality clinical care, reinforced by optometry’s advocates’ vigilant outreach.
Leading the charge: AOA recommends care standard for telemedicine use amid rapid change
AOA Board of Trustees adopts recommendations from its Telehealth Council, which received input from leaders in eye health and vision care, technology, artificial and augmented intelligence and telemedicine platforms.
Gaining access: A win for veterans and doctors of optometry
The Department of Veterans Affairs lifts language that had restricted care from doctors of optometry, opening up access to veterans around the country. Persistent advocacy by AOA, AFOS, the Mississippi Optometric Association and other stakeholders results in greater care delivery.
Congress heeds AOA’s call to stop Medicare pay cuts, but lawmakers’ plan falls short
Medicare physicians can expect a 2% cut on Jan. 1, down from an expected 8.4% cut after Congress’ last-minute omnibus spending bill passed with several AOA-won priorities addressed.