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‘High sight’ impairs contrast sensitivity, visual acuity

New study details the adverse effects on certain visual functions immediately following marijuana use.

Feds accelerate COVID-19 vaccination pace, AOA offers vaccinators’ webinar

U.S. health authorities spur next phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout, dramatically expanding supply and administration sites, as optometry explores going from vaccinated to vaccinator.

President Biden extends AOA-, AOSA-backed federal student loan relief through September

With a stroke of a pen, new President Joe Biden extended the moratorium on repayment of federal student loans through Sept. 30, 2021. With the average optometry student’s loan debt at graduation being close to $200,000, the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) are working to ensure concerns of students and doctors of optometry are front and center.

Understanding photophobia in mTBI

Photophobia is complex and experienced by approximately 50% of patients with TBI.

COVID-19 Updates

Feds accelerate COVID-19 vaccination pace, AOA offers vaccinators’ webinar

U.S. health authorities spur next phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout, dramatically expanding supply and administration sites, as optometry explores going from vaccinated to vaccinator.

Pandemic pearls: The challenges of maintaining a healthy tear film

Doctors of optometry are faced with the clinical challenges of patient care as we continue to navigate pandemic life and the use of digital devices increases. Pamela A. Lowe, O.D., immediate past chair of the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section, offers five helpful tips to help patients alleviate ocular irritation and keep them comfortably seeing well.

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