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AOA, doctors drive legislators to action, warn FTC of potential adverse impact of new amendment

The AOA and doctors are acting quickly to enlist federal legislators to join the growing mass of voices asserting concerns regarding the new amendment to the Contact Lens Rule announced by the FTC.Read more >

August 6, 2020

Doctors rebound from COVID-19 limitations, settle into ‘new normal’

Results of a second AOA Health Policy Institute survey on the pandemic’s impact on optometry show practices are better off now than in April but still nowhere near pre-COVID-19 levels.Read more >

August 6, 2020

Marijuana dispensaries still blow smoke over glaucoma effects

Half of cannabis dispensaries responding to a recent survey admit to recommending marijuana products for glaucoma, but even patients aren’t buying it—at least the IOP-lowering claims.Read more >

August 5, 2020

VSP policy change may violate states’ patient protection laws

VSP reimbursement changes, which take effect Sept. 1, may run counter to states’ laws as the AOA and affiliates challenge policies that could negatively affect patient care.Read more >

July 30, 2020

AFOS celebrates five decades of delivering eye care through federal services

Its first organized meeting attracted 34 attendees; today, its membership is about 985.Read more >

July 30, 2020

Aug. 5 deadline to apply for grants for community eye health and vision care projects

Healthy Eyes Healthy Children grants spread awareness and increase comprehensive vision services.Read more >

July 30, 2020

Conjunctival lymphangiectasia: Possible signs of things unseen

Researchers suggest these generally uncommon eye surface lesions may help disclose undiagnosed Fabry disease, predict disease severity and possibly even function as biomarkers for treatment efficacy.Read more >

July 29, 2020