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State Advocacy Summit amplifies lessons from year of historic scope victories

Advancing Optometry: State Advocacy Summit 2021, Aug. 30-31, is a virtual opportunity for state advocacy volunteers and leaders, and optometry’s advocates, to collaborate on best practices.

Virtual interview tips for employers and applicants

Virtual interviewing has allowed employers to connect to a broader pool of applicants from locations nationwide—get tips for employers and applicants for a stellar virtual interview.

AOA, AFOS ensuring optometry well represented in formation of national practice standards by VA

With the Department of Veterans Affairs decision to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system and its desire to standardize processes, procedures, data and coding, formation of new practice standards is being proposed for all non-MD/DO specialties—including doctors of optometry.

Testing for certification? Paraoptometric exam handbook, PRC resources necessities

An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams.

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19, viral illness surge: What you need to know

“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.

Keeping the 'medicine' in telemedicine

COVID-19 accelerated telemedicine’s years-long sprawl in health care, and now experts ponder whether telemedicine’s emergency expansion can be rolled back—or if it’s solidified its place in the new normal. This raises the question: Where’s the line between technology as a tool for patient care and corporate profit?

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