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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.

CE, professional development reimagined for the times

AOA 2020 Virtual Learning Livecast, June 24-27, offers 60+ CE and professional development courses for doctors, paraoptometric staff and students. Read more >

May 14, 2020

AOA and affiliates put optometry's concerns front and center

Through continuous outreach to policymakers, payers, the news media and the public, the AOA and state associations are advancing these urgent priorities. Read more >

May 7, 2020

Resuming routines: Lessons from 'Phase 1' reopenings

New CMS guidance permits resuming non-COVID-19 routine care in certain circumstances. What that looks like from doctors of optometry reopening now. Read more >

May 5, 2020




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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
Kentucky

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
Florida

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
Kansas


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