Find out how the AOA and its members are improving Americans' access to eye and vision care.

Help patients see fireworks safely

While fireworks make for a fun Fourth of July celebration, they can cause injuries when not handled safely. Educate patients on how to prevent eye injuries during the season of fireworks.

FDA proposes eliminating cigarette, cigar flavors: AOA casts support

As many recognize “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the AOA filed public comments in support of FDA efforts to reduce smoking rates and preserve patients’ eye health and vision.

Meeting the needs of an aging America

Older adults are projected to outnumber people under age 18 by 2035—for the first time in U.S. history. This year, the AOA is prioritizing the aging of America and the demands being placed on the health care system via a yearlong series of webinars on aging and optometry.

APHA issues call for team approach to 'skyrocketing' diabetes cases

Recently published online, first-of-its-kind American Public Health Association public policy statement reflects the role that eye doctors, dentists, pharmacists and podiatrists can have in diabetes prevention and management.

Spread Optometry's Message

Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. Let your community know you are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye.

NEI releases 5-year strategic plan identifying emerging opportunities

The National Eye Institute’s just-released strategic plan on vision for the future aligns with the AOA’s desire to support progressive research in eye health and vision care.

A scary disconnect

Halloween is nearing and there’s nothing more haunting than this: Some patients and regulators don’t believe contact lenses pose any risk to consumers.

New collaboration with MyEyeDr. benefits technicians and eye doctors, enhances patient care

MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.

10 reasons why you should be an InfantSEE® provider

An investment in your community’s wellness, InfantSEE® is not a charitable program, but rather a public health initiative intended to change the way parents think about eye care for their infants and families.

Ultimate goal

Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.

COVID-19, viral illness surge: What you need to know

“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.