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Covid 19 Resources and Protecting Our Profession

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In addition to safeguarding our hard-won physician status, the AOA is pressing Federal agencies to take action against companies offering dangerous online vision tests and building support in Congress for bills to outlaw abusive policy of vision plans and to crackdown on Internet contact lens sellers.

Evidence shows these 3 steps are crucial to stop virus spread 

New study reinforces role of doctors of optometry and practice staff in infection control of novel virus. Read more >

AOA's virtual CE, professional development a value for entire practice

Clock out, sit down and log on-that's all it takes for your entire practice to gain accredited access to the AOA's reimagined, contemporary optometric education and professional development experience. Read more >

AOA Foundation extends helping hand to damaged practices

While the AOA closely follows news reports describing the damage that's been inflicted on businesses, including optometry practices, in several cities, Optometry Cares®-The AOA Foundation and Optometry's Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR) are lending a hand to doctors in need. Read more >

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Support Advocacy

As the only organization advocating for the optometric profession, the AOA represents your interests at all legislative levels.

Whether it is fighting for patient access, defending our scope of practice, or educating the public on the importance of eye health, the AOA a powerful advocate for you and your patients. Your continued support of the AOA and your state association is critical to the future of optometry.

Dr. Josiah Young

Continuing Education & Clinical Resources

Keep up with the latest in optometric care and technology. The AOA leads the way in the development of clinical tools, best practices, and continuing education programs to advance and elevate patient care.

With new options for patients on how and where to get glasses, it's more important than ever to be able to offer specialized skills. The AOA provides resources, tools, CE and even advocacy networks to help our colleagues learn more about each specialty!

Dr. Amanda Nanasy

Public Awareness

Promoting and protecting eye health is the goal of every optometrist. The AOA advances our mission with a variety of proven effective public relations, marketing, and educational initiatives.

Programs like TAYE show the commitment of the AOA to increase nationwide public awareness of ocular health and the importance of yearly eye exams.

Dr. Matthew Gerstberger

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