The 20 most-read stories of 2017
From momentous advocacy wins to technology breakthroughs and a spectacular solar eclipse, 2017 was filled with major news that impacted doctors of optometry.
Here are the AOA's 20 biggest news stories of 2017:
- Protect those peepers: 4 tips for safe solar eclipse viewing
- Scientists find what on illegal contact lenses?
- Lawsuit faults NBEO over data breach
- Credit breach continues grip on doctors of optometry, students
- Pediatric guideline receives national recognition
- Judge calls 1-800 Contacts' online advertising practices harmful to the public
- Tax overhaul passes, includes AOA-backed provisions
- New technique could diagnose glaucoma sooner
- Be in the know: New ICD-10 codes effective Oct. 1
- CMS' final rule changes MIPS requirements, fee schedule
- Handle with care: How to dismiss a patient
- Eyes in the path: Doctors of optometry convey eclipse safety
- Participating in MIPS? How to avoid a penalty
- Eye and vision concerns eclipse Aug. 21 celestial phenomenon
- Alaska, Georgia notch legislative victories
- Announcing the 2017 AOA Award winners
- Save Your Vision Month targets blue light blues
- 'Encyclopedia' of dry eye disease released
- Data breach: Implications for tax season?
- AOA's multi-pronged advocacy leads to CMS reconsideration of penalties for quality data reporting
Optometry’s Meeting® announces keynote speaker, special events for Washington, D.C.
Early-bird registration is available through Friday, March 31, so lock-in your low, AOA-member rate for four days of industry-leading education, networking, practice solutions and entertainment in the nation’s capital.
Developing tomorrow’s leaders, today
In 2017, the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association launched an ambitious initiative to bring 2,000+ students and newly graduated doctors of optometry to Washington, D.C., to promote career readiness and success, foster professional aspirations and develop the next generation. Called AOA+, the initiative is returning to Optometry’s Meeting® 2023, bigger and bolder than before. Six years later, what do those inaugural participants say about AOA+ as a catalyzing moment in their careers?
AOA redoubles plan advocacy; volunteers chart association’s path forward
Nearly 300 AOA volunteers convened in committee workgroups this past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri, to engage in association business, including developing impactful resources and advising optometry’s foremost advocate.