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‘Profits over patients cannot continue’ with VBMs; Texas testifies at health insurance hearing

As Texas defends its landmark law curbing vision benefit managers (VBMs), doctors of optometry testify at a hearing on the state’s health insurance market.

Kentucky attorney general holds Warby Parker accountable for its online vision test

Enduring advocacy by the Kentucky Optometric Association regarding retailer’s online eye test shows results as its state attorney general reaches settlement with Warby Parker that results in a fine announced May 10.

Next-gen optometry’s focus on independent practice

Preparing optometry students for practice autonomy is an imperative the AOA doesn’t take lightly, doubling down with partnering academic institutions for the profession’s future.

Research on eye aberrations not abstract to award-winning scientists

For the sixth consecutive year, the AOA is sponsoring the Investigator Initiated Research Award. Investigators are invited to electronically submit proposals by June 15 for projects designed to increase knowledge through basic clinical and/or translational science related to the continuum of eye and vision care. Jason Marsack, Ph.D., talks about the work he and his collaborators are currently pursuing in the laboratory.

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