Eye and the storms
Extreme weather changes due to climate change can affect eye health. Here’s how doctors of optometry can prepare.
Co-managed care rife with success stories for patients, doctors
Consider these tips for continued success co-managing patients with other eye care professionals.
DeSantis decision delivers historic win for Florida optometrists and patients
Florida governor’s veto of far-reaching “not-a-doctor/physician” bill marks a high-profile rejection of organized medicine’s effort to derail AOA/affiliates’ drive nationwide toward optometric scope expansion.
Constant presence: Alliance builds reputation for patient safety advocacy
Founded five years ago, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) is making good on its mission to advocate for patient safety and protect the fundamental doctor-patient relationship. The alliance’s advocacy will be recognized with the AOA’s Apollo Award during a ceremony at the 2023 Optometry’s Meeting® June 21-24.
Candidates announce 2023 election bids for AOA Board of Trustees
Learn more about the doctors of optometry seeking to serve on the 2023-2024 AOA Board of Trustees before their election at Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-24, in Washington, D.C.
Buzz builds for AOA Virtual ePosters Event
Register for the AOA ePosters Virtual Event, June 13-14, featuring a record number of clinical presentations including the Top 5 posters, which also will be featured at a live, interactive session Friday, June 23, on the Education Stage at Optometry’s Meeting®.
Now we’re talking: Interprofessional communication
Interprofessional relations matter. They are essential to your patients’ care, as doctors of optometry are equal and essential members of the health care team. Forming mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with other health care professionals should be treated as an opportunity, AOA members say.
Contact lens safety legislation proposes banning robocalls
Backed by the AOA and Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety, the legislation would prohibit sellers’ manipulation of the current contact lens prescription verification system and restore doctors’ oversight.
Help voice optometry’s priorities at AOA on Capitol Hill: Here’s how
This year the AOA’s single-largest annual advocacy experience, AOA on Capitol Hill, occurs in conjunction with Optometry’s Meeting®, June 21-24, in Washington, D.C. Join optometry’s advocates in our nation’s capital.
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.