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How doctors of optometry can prevent traumatic brain injuries and make a difference for patients

Does the Medicare population of older U.S. adults underutilize comprehensive eye exams as a prevention strategy against sustaining traumatic brain injuries from falls? The AOA Health Policy Institute suggests the answer is yes.

COVID-19 recovery funds available for financially stressed doctors of optometry

The AOA Foundation Recovery Fund will only take applications through Oct. 31 for doctors of optometry unduly affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

AOA reports $1.69 billion in federal relief for practices, leaders pledge continued advocacy

COVID-19 lockdowns took their toll on optometry practices, but the AOA’s advocacy and guidance in accessing federal relief measures helped the profession recover over a billion dollars.

‘Unprecedented’ human impact of western wildfires: How optometry is affected

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief stands ready to assist doctors on their path to recovery following an historic 2020 wildfire season in the western U.S.

COVID-19 Updates

Doctors rebound from COVID-19 limitations, settle into ‘new normal’

Results of a second AOA Health Policy Institute survey on the pandemic’s impact on optometry show practices are better off now than in April but still nowhere near pre-COVID-19 levels.

AOA, AOSA raise coronavirus, planning concerns as students prepare for boards

NBEO has identified solutions to administering Parts I and II of the exam but has not found alternatives for students who are hesitant traveling to Charlotte to complete Part III of the exam.

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