The updates you need to position your practice to thrive.

Level up your optometric surgical team: AOA launches surgical assistant coursework

The AOA’s new micro-credential program for optometric surgical assisting delivers big with a thoughtfully designed course that equips your clinic staff with specialized knowledge and skills.

4 essential personal financial tools for optometrists

Learn how AOAExcel® endorsed business partner Laurel Road can help maximize your finances.

Coding for orthoptic training

What you need to know about changes in 2023.

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Appreciation Month

September marks Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, the only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff. Three ways for doctors to honor their staff and for paraoptometrics to advance their careers.

Excel Your Career

From the liability insurance you need to begin your career with peace of mind, to retirement planning resources to secure your future—AOAExcel® has the tools for success no matter what stage of your career.

7 questions about life insurance answered

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Learn about AOA member benefits available through AOAExcel®.

Using automated services to reach patients? Know the rules

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulates some forms of calls and texts sent by businesses. Is your practice, in its communications with patients, complying with the TCPA?

Why AOA EyeLearn keeps growing

Save time, money and effort on your practice education and staff training with AOA members’ online learning platform, the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub. See what everyone is learning.

New remote testing option for paraoptometric certification saves time, distance

The Commission on Paraoptometric Certification has launched remote proctored testing, which can benefit paraoptometrics and optometric practices alike. Paraoptometrics can schedule testing at their convenience—timewise and at home/work or other secure location. For doctors, there are now greater and more efficient opportunities for access for your staff to seek certification.

Testing 1, 2, 3 … paraoptometric exam handbook, resources for certification testing

Staff interested in preparing for their paraoptometric certification can access an updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook.