Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.
Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.
February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Take note of considerations for enhancing success with near magnification.
Key congressional health panel chairs join forces to probe impact of VBM vertical integration and acquisition strategies.
Optometry’s Meeting®, June 19-22, in Nashville, Tennessee, will offer a wide range of continuing education courses and professional development opportunities to help attendees expand their knowledge and critical skills, as well as grow their practices through improved patient care.
As Americans grow older, the eyes show their age, too. The lens loses elasticity, causing a slow decline of accommodation. And patients, in a sense blindsided by this natural sign of aging, head to their doctor of optometry to help preserve their quality of life at work, home and play. Doctors of optometry are in a unique position to help patients preserve their quality of life and independence as presbyopia advances. Fortunately for patients and doctors, there have never been more options for managing presbyopia.
Officers of the AOA Board of Trustees say they will continue to fight for reimbursement and coverage fairness, laser procedure authority in the Department of Veterans Affairs, practice success resources, full recognition of optometry and more.
The state’s first-in-the-nation vision plan reform law has faced a legal challenge since its passage, but a federal judge’s recent motion gives optometry’s advocates an opportunity to respond.
AOA Focus is the magazine for AOA members. AOA Focus delivers a blend of updates, in-depth analysis and personal stories from doctors of optometry across the country on topics that matter most to the profession. This big-picture view is the perfect complement to the daily updates members get at AOA News.