Legislation targets contact lens prescription verification shortcomings

August 7, 2019

H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act, would promote patient safety and simplify the verification process for patients and prescribers. Read more >

The wonderful healing properties of amniotic membranes

August 5, 2019

For nearly a century, amniotic membranes have been a highly effective treatment option for non-healing, chronic wounds. But only recently has eye care embraced the modality for its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-scarring properties. Here’s why amniotic membranes should be a part of your ocular surface disease practice. Read more >

How to identify signs of abuse

August 1, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients? Read more >

Medicare’s virtual check-in codes

July 31, 2019

The AOA has long supported appropriate use of telehealth services that rely on an established doctor-patient relationship. CMS believes this new service can help increase efficiency. Read more >

Optometry and social work

July 29, 2019

Reduced vision can result in social isolation and depression. One of the professions that can be a fruitful partner to optometry, especially throughout the vision rehabilitation process, is social work. Read more >

The AMD, aspirin balancing act

July 29, 2019

More evidence suggests the benefits of aspirin use in mitigating cardiovascular risks outweighs any possible risk of exacerbating AMD, per a new study analyzing AREDS patients. Read more >