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AOA, affiliates advocate for optometry in Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The AOA and state associations are working to ensure doctors of optometry will be included among initial COVID-19 vaccinations to health care workers, preserving Americans’ access to eye care.

Renee Brauns steps down as AOA associate executive director after 22 years

Integral to making the AOA the force for optometry it is today, Brauns is praised by volunteers and staff for her leadership, professionalism and dedication. The AOA remains positioned to continue powerful advocacy for optometry.

Integrating models of diabetic eye care

Early detection and treatment can reduce risk of blindness by 95%, yet a third of people with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. More can be done, and that’s where upstream, integrated, value-based medicine aligns doctors and plans for the benefit of their patients.

AOA-backed DOC Access Act gains U.S. Senate companion

AOA turning up pressure on anti-patient, anti-doctor vision plan abuses with new U.S. Senate companion legislation.

COVID-19 Updates

U.S. COVID-19, influenza 'twindemic' fears valid but glimmer of hope in global reports

Experts warn of a “dark winter” ahead as COVID-19 cases mingle with seasonal influenza, prompting appeals for early vaccinations, but lessons from the Southern Hemisphere may brighten forecasts.

8 lessons the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us

From rethinking office flow to virtual care services to cash reserves—the ongoing pandemic has already taught doctors of optometry lessons to last a lifetime.

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