With the Department of Veterans Affairs decision to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system and its desire to standardize processes, procedures, data and coding, formation of new practice standards is being proposed for all non-MD/DO specialties—including doctors of optometry.
An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams.
Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.
The AOA is hosting a profession-wide videoconference, Thursday, July 29, to discuss rapidly developing legislation to expand Medicare benefits and is seeking members’ input to inform advocacy.
An Education Week-hosted webinar, supported by AOA and industry partners, reinforced with parents and teachers the need for regular, pediatric eye care especially given the challenges of digital learning.
AOA advocacy helps shape new U.S. House bill to expand essential eye health and vision coverage for Medicare beneficiaries
The AOA continues to be at the forefront of discussions with lawmakers over the makeup of new legislation that would grant all traditional Medicare beneficiaries a new refraction and materials benefit.
The newly released Myopia Management Clinical Report covers all things myopia to equip doctors of optometry with resources they need in growth of the eye condition. Report’s release follows AOA’s heightened focus on children’s vision in 2021.
“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.
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?