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What optometry’s advocates are championing at AOA on Capitol Hill

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.

Representation matters in optometry

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.

Making blurry vision clear

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Take note of considerations for enhancing success with near magnification.

Capitol Hill inquiries into plan abuses are expanding

Key congressional health panel chairs join forces to probe impact of VBM vertical integration and acquisition strategies.

Advocacy updates

AOA leaders resolute on advocacy priorities in 2024

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.

Texas vision plan law, now in effect, sees favorable development in federal lawsuit

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

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.

AOA Focus