Your source for fresh news updated daily on topics ranging from clinical eye care to advocacy to practice management tips.

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.

AOA+ aims for new heights: 3,000 in DC for ’23

Learn more about AOA+ travel grant opportunities to attend this one-of-a-kind experience for optometry students, newly graduated doctors, and educators in Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2023.

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.

Advocacy updates

AOA survey finds discrimination by health and vision plans

The AOA has long championed nondiscrimination against doctors of optometry. The survey of doctors of optometry and AOA affiliates gathered responses from 47 of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Federal student loan forgiveness: What to know

Optometry’s advocates continue to emphasize that eligibility for debt relief programs should not exclude optometry and greater options should be available for debt forgiveness programs.

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