What do patients think about the Open Payments program?

At least half of patients in study indicated they wanted to know if their doctors receive industry payments.Read more >

January 22, 2019

Care models of success

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions.Read more >

January 17, 2019

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care.Read more >

January 17, 2019

Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days.Read more >

January 16, 2019

Comprehensive diabetes care

The AOA’s chief public health officer outlays a road map to the future of optometric care for patients with diabetes.Read more >

January 14, 2019

Report reflects AOA input to enhance health care access and choice for Americans

Proposed reforms include scope expansion in states.Read more >

January 10, 2019

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