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AOA to FDA: Patients need guidance on risks of online vision apps

At Nov. 17 FDA workshop, doctors of optometry warn of a lack of communication regarding the safety of online vision tests. The AOA, which continues to educate the public on these mobile apps and to hold them accountable, offers its expertise.

AOA-backed DOC Access Act gains U.S. Senate companion

AOA turning up pressure on anti-patient, anti-doctor vision plan abuses with new U.S. Senate companion legislation.

Work productivity, daily activity plummet with dry eye disease severity

Each 10-unit increase in OSDI scores reduced work productivity and activity impairment by 4%, a recent study shows.

HEHC grants $73,300 to support children’s vision projects

Community projects in 14 states received grants through the Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation program—learn more about each of these children’s vision initiatives.

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