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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.

Successes in diabetes care

This World Diabetes Day, the focus is on access to education. Living with diabetes himself, one AOA member is passionate about caring for and educating patients with diabetes.

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.

A humanitarian heart

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric Community Service Award winner has a heart for helping others.

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Colleagues honor ‘legend’ Glen Steele, O.D., upon retirement

Dr. Steele, fondly known profession wide as “Bubba,” announced his retirement after 53 years as a pediatric vision provider and faculty member at Southern College of Optometry.

Arthur B. Epstein, O.D., remembered for profound impact in optometry

The former AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section chair, prolific author and respected authority on health care innovation, passed away on Sept. 27 at the age of 71.

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.

Next level

The AOA’s 2022 Paraoptometric of the Year is always looking to advance herself and her colleagues to the next level.

Inside the AOA Strategic Plan

The AOA Strategic Plan provides a lens through which all actions taken by the organization can be viewed, and the 11 members of the AOA Board of Trustees are charged with bringing that plan to life.

U.S. natural disasters’ financial toll increasing: OFDR at the ready

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief provides immediate assistance to doctors to expedite their ability to provide critical patient care, as well as optometry students suffering property damage, during times of disasters. Learn how to apply for a grant or donate.