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AOA finds allies in fight against new FTC contact lens prescription paperwork mandate

House appropriations subcommittee scolds FTC for effective date of new rule, seeks 2021 implementation.Read more >

July 16, 2020

Court-appointed official deems signatures at heart of Arkansas scope saga invalid

The development comes as Arkansans for Healthy Eyes fights a well-funded, ophthalmologist-led group vying to dismantle the state’s scope of practice law in November’s election.Read more >

July 16, 2020

School’s not out forever: Why ‘back to school’ exams are crucial this year

With so many changes in store for the upcoming school year, children’s back-to-school exams should remain the constant, especially as reliance on digital technology increases.Read more >

July 15, 2020

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.Read more >

July 9, 2020

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