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

Optometry’s Meeting® 2021 reunites, reignites

Find the latest news and updates from the profession’s premier meeting, now underway in The Mile High City.

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?

Know your options

There are insurance options to help protect against malpractice claims, property damage, cybercrime and more. Find out what you need to protect your practice.

Texas scope expansion gains doctors of optometry oral meds, glaucoma authority

Texas becomes the latest state to achieve a significant scope expansion in 2021, earning doctors’ authority to prescribe oral eye medications and independently manage glaucoma.

COVID-19 Updates

Congress mulls Medicare’s COVID-19-accelerated telehealth allowances

Momentum builds on Capitol Hill for a permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth criteria—find out how optometry’s advocates are approaching the conversation.

2% Medicare sequester delayed, PAYGO technically still on table

Although Congressional action staved off an immediate 2% cut to providers’ Medicare payments this year, attention now shifts to additional cuts mandated by federal spending controls.

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