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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?

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.

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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.

ACOE accreditation: Ensuring optometric degree programs make the grade

A total of 25 professional optometric degree programs, 257 optometric residency programs and two optometric technician programs hold ACOE accreditation status.

‘Silver linings’ projects fuel eye health, vision care outreach

Healthy Eyes Healthy Children funded years of community initiatives bolstering awareness and access to children’s eye care. Your donation can support impactful Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation programs.