The most-read stories of 2020

December 29, 2020
From the COVID-19 crisis to social unrest and a turbulent election, 2020 kept Americans closely following the news.
The most-read stories of 2020

From the COVID-19 crisis to social unrest and a turbulent election, 2020 kept Americans closely following the news. Here are 20 AOA stories that were most read this year: 

  1. Congress’ COVID-19 relief package recognizes optometry’s physician role
  2. Ready for routine care? AOA offers guidance for post-COVID-19 reactivation
  3. CDC: U.S. coronavirus spread expected, ‘disruption may be severe’
  4. Is it or isn’t it? Allergic conjunctivitis in a COVID-19 world
  5. U.S. declares public health emergency—what you need to know
  6. AOA challenges VSP plan to link doctor reimbursements to certain lenses and anti-reflective coating
  7. Resuming routines: Lessons from ‘Phase 1’ reopenings
  8. Doctors of optometry weigh how to hit the ground running once practices reopen
  9. AOA mobilizes for doctors in national response to pandemic
  10. FTC ignores Congress, AOA and other medical groups with flawed Contact Lens Rule changes
  11. IRS ruling on PPP loans could raise practices’ taxes, AOA pushing for fix in new COVID-19 bill
  12. 6 nutrition questions you should be asking patients
  13. 1-800 Contacts notifies patients not to wear AquaSoft lenses due to lens defect
  14. Senate's pandemic relief bill will help optometry practices nationwide; AOA to seek additional support
  15. VSP policy change may violate states’ patient protection laws
  16. First doctors of optometry notified of their federal loans to ease the economic pain of COVID-19 pandemic
  17. Billing for post-cataract glasses: What you need to know
  18. Evidence shows these 3 steps are crucial to stop virus spread
  19. Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act introduced in the U.S. Senate
  20. Be prepared: Contact Lens Rule changes take effect Oct. 16, access AOA resources
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