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Archives and Museum

An institutional repository for the American Optometric Association on the history of the Association, affiliates and allies and the profession of optometry.

AOA rejects Stanton Optical demand to retract article, cites First Amendment right

The AOA is standing by a Feb. 14 article on its website, aoa.org, which reported on several citations filed by the California Board of Optometry in 2018 against the national optical chain Stanton Optical.

April 25, 2019

AOAExcel® GPO to add additional optical products to help AOA members compete

GPO members already enjoy significant savings on everyday business and practice needs, but soon those discounts will include additional optical products, such as contact lenses, frames and lens materials.

January 15, 2020

California officials crack down on advertising, other violations by nationwide optical chain

The AOA is monitoring the outcome of 21 citations filed against a national chain of optical stores levied in 2018 by the California State Board of Optometry.

February 14, 2019

AOA calls for FDA investigation into retailer’s remote vision test

The national retailer operates in several states as My EyeLab and Stanton Optical.

March 4, 2020

Connect to Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation

As optometry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation is committed to seeing its vision come to fruition – raising awareness about the importance of eye health, increasing access to vision care, and providing support to doctors of optometry and students in need.

OCT scrutinized for neurodegenerative detecting properties

Alzheimer’s clues could be found using common eye scan.

June 6, 2018

21st-century optometric care for the 21st-century pandemic

Over 100 million Americans—nearly 1 in every 3 people—have diabetes or prediabetes. This staggering figure comes with a $327 billion price tag, and that’s just in the U.S. Globally, epidemiologists have coined this era ‘The Great Diabetes Pandemic.’ Optometry has the opportunity to redefine its continuum of care and help stop the spread.

December 10, 2018

Hindsight Journal

Hindsight: The Journal of Optometry History is the quarterly publication of The Optometric Historical Society, a program of Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation.

How tilted optic discs may affect myopic eyes

The occurrence of tilted optic discs appears in about 1 to 2% of the population.

January 24, 2017