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

2022 contact lens controversies

COVID-19, myopia management and presbyopia-correcting pharmaceuticals: debating the different perspectives of popular contact lens topics.

Ask the coding experts

Review some of the latest questions received by the AOA’s Coding Experts and see their answers.

AOA Foundation announces 2022 inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession.

National InfantSEE® program co-founder receives its top honor

Glen Steele, O.D., professor of pediatric optometry at Southern College of Optometry, has spent his career of 50+ years spreading the word about children’s vision and eye care worldwide. To honor his contributions, Dr. Steele will receive the 2022 Dr. W. David Sullins, Jr. InfantSEE® Award on June 16 at Optometry’s Meeting®.

Advocacy updates

Regional Advocacy Meetings strengthen states’ advocacy, collaboration

The four regional advocacy meetings across the U.S. this summer and fall look to build upon the profession’s historic statehouse momentum in recent years. Learn how you can get involved.

AOA and South Carolina doctors expose and defeat retail lobby group’s influence scheme

Already the subject of one complaint to the IRS, the National Association of Optometrists and Opticians (NAOO), a lobbying “front” for large optical retailers, was called out to legislators for deceptive tactics and seeking a self-serving overhaul of patient health and safety standards. The AOA follows up on winning activism of South Carolina doctors with a new push for a federal investigation of NAOO tax exempt status.

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