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FDA proposes eliminating cigarette, cigar flavors: AOA casts support

As many recognize “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the AOA filed public comments in support of FDA efforts to reduce smoking rates and preserve patients’ eye health and vision.

3 tips for managing team stress in the practice

Americans’ stress levels are at the highest point in decades. Discover how you can ease anxiety this Mental Health Awareness Month.

The next generation of optometry’s leaders

A former American Optometric Student Association president is one of the first graduates of the AOA’s Leadership Institute. Discover what he’s taking away from the program.

2022 contact lens controversies

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

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