Warm Welcome to our New MOA Members - June, July and August 2019

Warm Welcome to our New MOA Members: June, July and August 2019Read more >

September 1, 2019

Paraoptometrics have key role in scope expansion

Doctors of optometry and paraoptometrics should work hand in hand to meet future demands of patients.Read more >

September 19, 2019

Warm Welcome to our New MOA Members - May 2019

Warm Welcome to our New MOA Members: May 2019Read more >

June 1, 2019

Reversing trends: Prediabetes to normoglycemia can lessen microvascular complication risk

September 18, 2019

Bringing prediabetic patients back to normoglycemia may lower the risk of microvascular disease, including retinopathy, years later, research claims. Read more >

2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

September 17, 2019

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1. Read more >

From small-town to big deal

September 16, 2019

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers. Read more >

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

September 12, 2019

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients. Read more >

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

September 11, 2019

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues. Read more >

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

September 10, 2019

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness. Read more >