Practice Management

Stay on top of the issues that affect how you manage your practice.

Next-gen optometry’s focus on independent practice

Preparing optometry students for practice autonomy is an imperative the AOA doesn’t take lightly, doubling down with partnering academic institutions for the profession’s future.

Inferiority complexity?

Looking to impress your new colleagues? A new case study from the AOA Ethics & Values Committee suggests ways new graduates can make the transition into multidisciplinary practices go smoothly. It’s not easy being new.

Is your staff connected? How peer connections benefit practices

Peer connections may be the unsung—or under-sung—hero of professional conferences in a way that only these veteran staff leaders know.

Build your practice and protect the planet

Every day is Earth Day at these optometric practices. Considerations for an environmentally friendly practice.

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.

Does your practice do in-house billing? Here’s something to know

Save 10 hours, see 11 more patients each week—that’s how much time doctors say they recapture weekly by delegating nonphysician tasks to well-trained or certified staff.

Protecting patient privacy when a clinical observer visits

An optometry student is shadowing you at your practice. Does your patient need to give their consent?

Where to start? The tools and resources to leave a positive impact on your patients and community

In the bustling world of eye care, introducing oneself as a new optometrist isn't just about clinical skills; it's about weaving oneself into the fabric of the community. Learn best practices for carving your niche in both your new practice and community.

AOA boosts support for optometrists rocked by Change Healthcare cyberattack

In light of the recent cyberattack and its national impact on health care, Optometry Cares® —The AOA Foundation announces immediate financial relief. Learn how to apply for a grant.

Be aware of new classification of employee vs. independent contractor from labor department

The new rule took effect on March 11. Get answers to questions about the final rule.

How participating in an AOA survey can benefit optometry

Work to ensure optometry’s fair treatment under Medicare stems from the AOA’s participation on an influential committee tasked with valuating services provided to Medicare beneficiaries—and members can have a crucial say in that process.