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AOA to FDA: Patients need guidance on risks of online vision apps

At Nov. 17 FDA workshop, doctors of optometry warn of a lack of communication regarding the safety of online vision tests. The AOA, which continues to educate the public on these mobile apps and to hold them accountable, offers its expertise.

AOA-backed DOC Access Act gains U.S. Senate companion

AOA turning up pressure on anti-patient, anti-doctor vision plan abuses with new U.S. Senate companion legislation.

Work productivity, daily activity plummet with dry eye disease severity

Each 10-unit increase in OSDI scores reduced work productivity and activity impairment by 4%, a recent study shows.

HEHC grants $73,300 to support children’s vision projects

Community projects in 14 states received grants through the Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation program—learn more about each of these children’s vision initiatives.

COVID-19 Updates

U.S. COVID-19, influenza 'twindemic' fears valid but glimmer of hope in global reports

Experts warn of a “dark winter” ahead as COVID-19 cases mingle with seasonal influenza, prompting appeals for early vaccinations, but lessons from the Southern Hemisphere may brighten forecasts.

8 lessons the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us

From rethinking office flow to virtual care services to cash reserves—the ongoing pandemic has already taught doctors of optometry lessons to last a lifetime.

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