Optometry diverted 206,000+ during COVID-19’s March surge

Limited to urgencies and emergencies only, optometry helped keep eye-related cases out of overburdened emergency departments during COVID-19 lockdowns.Read more >

July 8, 2020

Proposed payment model would have put burden solely on shoulders of doctors of optometry

AOA speaks up for doctors of optometry who provide 80% of primary eye care in this country.Read more >

July 8, 2020

Protection check-in

Protecting patients’ eyes from harm is a doctor’s No. 1 priority. But have you taken steps to protect your career as well? Whether you are a seasoned doctor of optometry or just beginning your professional career, having the right professional liability insurance is essential.Read more >

July 6, 2020

AOA rallies optometry and allies to fight FTC contact lens rule

The AOA and state affiliates brought the issue to the highest level of government in a letter to President Trump, urging the administration to take action, “to stop the FTC from enacting this dangerous rule change and harming thousands of essential small business health care practices.”Read more >

July 2, 2020

Patient safety in the contact lens market remains AOA priority

A company selling a brand of colored contact lenses online without federal clearance or a doctor's prescription has announced it is voluntarily recalling hundreds of pairs of its product nationwide.Read more >

July 2, 2020

First-ever AOA 2020 Virtual Learning Livecast a success

About 1,500 people registered for high-quality, industry-leading courses on unique platform.Read more >

July 1, 2020