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AOA, AFOS ensuring optometry well represented in formation of national practice standards by VA

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.

Testing for certification? Paraoptometric exam handbook, PRC resources necessities

An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams.

Ultimate goal

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.

Medicare expansion momentum grows in Congress as AOA mobilizes doctors, students

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.

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19, viral illness surge: What you need to know

“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.

Keeping the 'medicine' in telemedicine

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?

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