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7 education highlights for Optometry's Meeting® 2022

Optometry’s Meeting® offers innovative courses for doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometrics—and registration is now open!

New ePoster format enhances participation, visibility of optometric research

Do you have unique clinical cases or optometric research? Submit your abstracts by Feb. 14 for the AOA’s newly reconfigured ePoster Session before and during Optometry’s Meeting® in Chicago.

Devastating tornado outbreak, severe weather prompt renewed OFDR support

Generous donations from EssilorLuxottica and CooperVision for Hurricane Ida relief were recommitted to Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief in 2022 in response to year-end severe weather.

5 things AOA membership brought me

AOA members have access to clinical resources, continuing education, practice management and career development tools to help them not only prepare for change but drive it in the direction they want to go. Are you taking advantage of your benefits as an AOA member?

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Actions speak louder than words

In June, the AOA House of Delegates approved a resolution amending the Optometric Oath to include more diverse and inclusive language. AOA President Robert C. Layman, O.D., explains why this step is so important to ensuring the AOA’s commitment to a more diverse profession.

Eye Deserve More uses patient stories to reinforce the essential care doctors deliver

AOA members see the importance of comprehensive eye exams every day in their practices. But did you know that such exams can detect more than 270 serious health conditions? In 2021, the AOA launched a new platform to explain to the public who doctors of optometry are and the care they deliver in communities every day.

AOA officers resolve to make 2022 most successful year yet

From advancing scope of practice to fighting Medicare fee reductions—AOA officers share their goals for the New Year.

20 stories that defined 2021

With 2021 nearly in the books, take a look back at the 20 most-read AOA stories from the past year.

AOA Leadership Institute graduates ‘agents of change’ for optometry

The new, year-long program designed to grow and support the next generation of optometric leaders celebrates a successful year and looks ahead to the next class.

‘Oh, don’t you wanna go?’ Optometry’s Meeting® in sweet home, Chicago

Preregister now for the profession’s leading event, June 15-18, 2022, in Chicago, where world-class education, networking and business opportunities intersect one unforgettable experience.