The Minnesota Optometric Association: A Place to Belong

Almost half of the working licensed ODs in Minnesota are members of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). But what about the rest?Read more >

June 17, 2015

VSP policy change may violate states’ patient protection laws

VSP reimbursement changes, which take effect Sept. 1, may run counter to states’ laws as the AOA and affiliates challenge policies that could negatively affect patient care.Read more >

July 30, 2020

AOA fights for patient safety in contact lens legislation

Optometry’s advocacy continues after court ruling clears way for Utah law.Read more >

June 16, 2015

Elevating optometry through AOA’s 24/7 media advocacy

July 22, 2020

Through the AOA’s nonstop efforts, optometry’s patient safety and eye health messages have had more reach than ever before. Read more >

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

July 16, 2020

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

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

July 16, 2020

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 >

AOA, AOSA raise coronavirus, planning concerns as students prepare for boards

July 9, 2020

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 >

Optometry diverted 206,000+ during COVID-19’s March surge

July 8, 2020

Limited to urgencies and emergencies only, optometry helped keep eye-related cases out of overburdened emergency departments during COVID-19 lockdowns. Read more >

Proposed payment model would have put burden solely on shoulders of doctors of optometry

July 8, 2020

AOA speaks up for doctors of optometry who provide 80% of primary eye care in this country. Read more >