Study: Scope expansion to save Americans $4.6 billion annually

Billions in annual savings to Americans’ health care and widespread support for a full range of optometric care are linchpin findings of a new report on nationwide optometric scope of practice expansion.Read more >

May 26, 2020

AOA pushes hard to address increased cost for necessary personal protective equipment

In its unflagging effort to support doctors of optometry providing essential care amid this pandemic, the AOA is seeking greater relief for practices needing PPE to ensure the safety of patients, doctors and staff.Read more >

May 21, 2020

Dr. Google’s Rx? Take with a grain of salt

Online symptom checkers are correct only a third of the time, a new study says, but that doesn’t stop patients seeking a Dr. Google diagnosis.Read more >

May 21, 2020

40% jump between 2002 and 2017 in those at high risk for vision loss

Aging population, increased prevalence of diabetes among reasons for increase.Read more >

May 21, 2020

More time at home may open patients’ eyes to vision issues

Digital device use maximized as millions pivoted to remote work and school. Be prepared to help patients mitigate digital eyestrain symptoms.Read more >

May 19, 2020

Survey says: Doctors of optometry step up as pandemic sets in

Overwhelming majority of doctors of optometry provide emergent and urgent care amid devastating COVID-19 crisis.Read more >

May 14, 2020