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AOA demands 1-800 Contacts change misleading message; apprises FDA, FTC of AquaSoft recall concerns

The AOA encouraged federal review of 1-800 Contacts’ recent AquaSoft recall, while also challenging the online seller regarding misleading messaging on its website.

C. Clayton Powell, O.D., trailblazer for diversity within optometry, dies

The Atlanta doctor of optometry and civil rights advocate fought to open doors for Black students interested in the profession, including helping to found the National Optometric Association.

Contact lens innovation delivers opportunity

Going the extra mile: That’s what sets doctors apart from online retailers, especially in the contact lens space. As technology advances, the range of available options makes it easier than ever to serve existing patients and identify new ones.

AOA spearheads conditions for evolution of telemedicine technology

AOA Board of Trustees adopts Oct. 16 recommendations of its Telehealth Council, which consulted leaders in the technology platform, artificial intelligence, and eye health and vision care in a nearly yearlong reimagination of the 2017 AOA policy.

COVID-19 Updates

Breaking through the pandemic

With the COVID-19 crisis, the AOA had to change its plans for a profession- and nationwide campaign proclaiming 2020 the year of the comprehensive eye exam. The essentialness of eye exams remains but the public awareness campaign changed. And perseveres. See how AOA adjusted.

How face masks affect the eyes—and how doctors of optometry can provide relief

Eye protection and management of dryness and irritation is an important consideration for long-term mask users.

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