Step Away from the Screen

Which vegetable is better for your eye health: carrots or spinach? If you answered carrots, you, along with many others, are wrong. Surprisingly, antioxidants found in spinach may protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.Read more >

March 4, 2019

AOA presses vision plans to ease burdens on doctors and patients during COVID-19 emergency

Citing CDC and CMS guidance to postpone nonessential care, the AOA requested NAVCP and member plans allow additional flexibility and considerations for patients and doctors.Read more >

March 31, 2020

Poor Vision: A Barrier to Learning

A lot has changed over the years regarding the tools students use to learn; blackboards were replaced with whiteboards, which were then replaced by SMART Boards. Big Chief tablets changed to laptop computers. And coloring sheets changed to iPads. One tool used in the classroom that hasn't changed are children's eyes...Read more >

September 4, 2019

Senate's pandemic relief bill will help optometry practices nationwide; AOA to seek additional support

March 25, 2020

The largest economic relief bill in U.S. history will direct $2.2 trillion in aid, including emergency business loans and other provisions that will directly help optometric practices. AOA still working to secure additional relief. Read more >

AOA mobilizes for doctors in national response to pandemic

March 19, 2020

Members asked to call their senators and get their backing for relief for frontline optometric practices. Read more >

AOA assembles industry leaders to set future guidance for telehealth services

March 18, 2020

Industry leaders presented in March to new AOA Telehealth Council. Read more >

Congress’ COVID-19 relief package recognizes optometry’s physician role

March 11, 2020

Doctors of optometry can now take advantage of an AOA-won concession to provide Medicare beneficiaries telehealth services amidst COVID-19 concerns. Read more >

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

March 4, 2020

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

AOA uncovering, fighting back against plans’ abuses

January 15, 2020

Insurers’ business practices are limiting doctors’ ability to provide care, and the AOA is taking action to hold them accountable. Read more >