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Texas scope expansion gains doctors of optometry oral meds, glaucoma authority

Texas becomes the latest state to achieve a significant scope expansion in 2021, earning doctors’ authority to prescribe oral eye medications and independently manage glaucoma.

Restoring sight to the blind? Study shines light on optogenetics in RP

A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease.

The wrong patient communication plan could be costly

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulates some forms of calls and texts sent by businesses. Is your practice, in its communications with patients, complying with the TCPA?

Explore the Optometry’s Meeting® host city of Denver

Optometry’s Meeting® offers every opportunity for educational programming and networking. But while you’re in Denver, don’t miss these locals-approved hotspots—and rest assured that the city has taken every precaution to safely welcome visitors with its Mile High Standards.

COVID-19 Updates

Congress mulls Medicare’s COVID-19-accelerated telehealth allowances

Momentum builds on Capitol Hill for a permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth criteria—find out how optometry’s advocates are approaching the conversation.

2% Medicare sequester delayed, PAYGO technically still on table

Although Congressional action staved off an immediate 2% cut to providers’ Medicare payments this year, attention now shifts to additional cuts mandated by federal spending controls.

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