California's congressional delegation joins bi-partisan call to stop FTC proposal

AOA and state associations, working jointly to convince the FTC to withdraw its costly contact lens signed acknowledgment proposal, have received another boost on Capitol Hill.Read more >

October 4, 2018

Decorative contact lenses can put a scare into Halloween

The AOA hopes to put a scare into retailers who illegally distribute corrective, novelty or bogus contact lenses in violation of federal law.Read more >

October 4, 2018

Surgeon General spotlights opioid abuse, AOA offers doctors’ reference guide

AOA is committed to assisting federal agencies in the mobilization to fight America’s opioid abuse epidemic and support safe expansion of access to essential health care services.Read more >

October 3, 2018

Tusculum denied optometry program by institutional accreditor, AOA spurs standards dialogue

AOA continues to advocate for high academic standards that will preserve the standard of excellence expected of optometry.Read more >

September 27, 2018

Helping aging Americans see the future

According to the CDC, by 2030 the number of blind and visually impaired people in the country will double. Doctors of optometry, examining and treating these patients, will be the providers who empower older Americans to maintain their independence.Read more >

September 27, 2018

Better eye-hand coordination, better batters

'Keep your eye on the ball' may seem like elementary baseball advice, but clutch hitters know there's something to discerning eyes-and now research can back that up.Read more >

September 25, 2018

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