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Your source for fresh news updated daily on topics ranging from clinical eye care to advocacy to practice management tips.

Make your practice shine in 2020 through paraoptometric certification

Doctors of optometry may enroll their paraoptometric staff as associate members at no additional membership dues for the AOA-member doctor. Once enrolled as associate members, doctors' staff members automatically have access to the Paraoptometric Resource Center's career development resources.

BREAKING: Optometry, patients win in Arkansas as ballot challenge to expanded practice law is invalidated

The high court’s ruling ends the current bid by an ophthalmology-backed effort to place the state’s new optometric scope of practice act on the ballot for November.

Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act introduced in the U.S. Senate

FTC rule set to take effect in October.

COVID-19 Updates

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.

AOA, AOSA raise coronavirus, planning concerns as students prepare for boards

NBEO has identified solutions to administering Parts I and II of the exam but has not found alternatives for students who are hesitant traveling to Charlotte to complete Part III of the exam.

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