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FTC announces proposed ban on noncompete clauses

Public comment period ends in March, as groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce vow opposition to new final rule on employment covenants.

Why Optometry’s Meeting®? 3 reasons Washington, D.C., is the place to be

Registration and housing for Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-24, in Washington, D.C., are now open. See why doctors, paraoptometrics and optometry students can all benefit from the members’ meeting.

Eye Deserve More levels up

The AOA campaign puts focus on prolonged screen time and how doctors of optometry can help the public keep their eyes healthy at a time when digital device use is exploding at work, school and home.

Concise, informative, convenient: ePoster presenters applaud new format

The AOA issues a call for abstracts for its 2023 ePoster Sessions, a hybrid research showcase hosted on the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub and at Optometry’s Meeting® in Washington, D.C.

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ACOE’s rigorous accreditation process safeguards standards for optometric education

The council’s nationally recognized, 13-member accrediting panel ensures optometry schools meet the highest educational standards.

20 stories that defined 2022

With 2022 nearly in the books, take a look back at the 20 most-read AOA stories from the past year.

Building 'a strong optometry community' of support when disasters hit

Since 2005, when flooding from Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR) has awarded more than $1.2 million to doctors of optometry and students impacted by natural disasters to restore patient care. Now, as 2022 winds down, your support of OFDR can ensure it is poised to help doctors sustain care during disasters in 2023.

Voice Your Vision at Optometry’s Meeting® in Washington, D.C.

Sign up to receive early notification of Optometry’s Meeting® registration opening in January and secure your spot for the profession’s premier meeting in Washington, D.C., June 21-24.

Raising optometry’s profile on influential panel

Tareq Nabhan, O.D., and Sherrol Reynolds, O.D., were nominated by the AOA and selected to serve on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Their appointments to the influential committee, under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, reflects the AOA working hard to raise the profile and influence of the profession in policy-making circles.

AOA+ aims for new heights: 3,000 in DC for ’23

Learn more about AOA+ travel grant opportunities to attend this one-of-a-kind experience for optometry students, newly graduated doctors, and educators in Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2023.

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