Find out how the AOA and its members are improving Americans' access to eye and vision care.

Meeting the needs of an aging America

Older adults are projected to outnumber people under age 18 by 2035—for the first time in U.S. history. This year, the AOA is prioritizing the aging of America and the demands being placed on the health care system via a yearlong series of webinars on aging and optometry.

APHA issues call for team approach to 'skyrocketing' diabetes cases

Recently published online, first-of-its-kind American Public Health Association public policy statement reflects the role that eye doctors, dentists, pharmacists and podiatrists can have in diabetes prevention and management.

NEI releases 5-year strategic plan identifying emerging opportunities

The National Eye Institute’s just-released strategic plan on vision for the future aligns with the AOA’s desire to support progressive research in eye health and vision care.

A scary disconnect

Halloween is nearing and there’s nothing more haunting than this: Some patients and regulators don’t believe contact lenses pose any risk to consumers.

Spread Optometry's Message

Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. Let your community know you are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye.
New collaboration with MyEyeDr. benefits technicians and eye doctors, enhances patient care

MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.

10 reasons why you should be an InfantSEE® provider

An investment in your community’s wellness, InfantSEE® is not a charitable program, but rather a public health initiative intended to change the way parents think about eye care for their infants and families.

Ultimate goal

Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.

COVID-19, viral illness surge: What you need to know

“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.

AOA report: Doctors of optometry leaders in fight against myopia’s threat

The newly released Myopia Management Clinical Report covers all things myopia to equip doctors of optometry with resources they need in growth of the eye condition. Report’s release follows AOA’s heightened focus on children’s vision in 2021.

July 4 can spark eye safety conversation with patients

Eye injuries from fireworks sent hundreds to emergency rooms in 2020. A surefire way to make patients' July 4 holiday sparkle is to educate them on eye safety.