The updates you need to position your practice to thrive.

AOA’s new Center for Independent Practice to amplify members-only resources for practice success

AOA leaders mobilize resources for contemporary practice expansion and growth fueled by recent scope and recognition victories.

Patients’ shady requests: A case study in malpractice and communication

When a trendy request for window tinting doesn’t jibe with your medical judgement—or state requirements—how do doctors legally and ethically navigate this dilemma? Find out in the latest AOA Ethics and Values case study.

The most important thing to know about retirement savings planning

Do you know how to determine how much you need to retire? What should you be asking about your 401(k)?

5 steps to bolster your office’s cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to assess your cybersecurity protocols and identify areas for improvement.

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.

'Why would someone try to get tropicamide illegally?' Doctor's question leads to surprising answer

Forgery of a doctor of optometry’s prescription ultimately fails but raises concerns. South Carolina affiliate will be alerting members on how to avoid prescription theft—read some tips on what to watch for.

How the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies in a public health emergency

In response to Hurricane Ian, the federal government takes steps to ease the pains of disaster recovery in Florida. Learn more about the federal waivers—and how you can help colleagues affected by disaster.

Partners in care

The AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.

4 tips for handling payer clawbacks: What the experts say

A recent #AskAOA webinar, hosted by the AOA Third Party Center, offered helpful advice for how doctors can address and respond to clawbacks.

When patients defect: A case study in emotional intelligence

So, your patient is suddenly your associate’s patient—what happened? The latest case study from the AOA Ethics and Values Committee delves into the ethics behind an emotionally complicated situation.

A career choice

During September’s Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, flowers and lunches are great ways for doctors of optometry to show gratitude for the technical skill and care their staff bring to a practice. So is the gift of investing in their future through paraoptometric certification.