The updates you need to position your practice to thrive.

By the book: How to obtain hospital privileges

Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary, optometric medical eye care doctors of optometry provide, but also leverages’ communities primary eye care providers in a way that is mutually beneficial for patients, hospitals and doctors.

4 common misconceptions about life insurance

Planning for a future after you're gone isn’t easy—but it’s crucial to protecting your family's financial future. An AOA-member benefit makes the process simple.

The privileges of providing care

Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary, optometric medical eye care doctors of optometry provide, but also leverages communities’ primary eye care providers in a way that is mutually beneficial for patients, hospitals and doctors.

Is your website in compliance with the ADA?

Website accessibility is still trying to catch up with the Americans with Disabilities Act, first passed 30 years ago. As the courts or Congress work it out, learn how doctors of optometry might navigate the indecision.

Excel Your Career

From the liability insurance you need to begin your career with peace of mind, to retirement planning resources to secure your future—AOAExcel® has the tools for success no matter what stage of your career.
How team learning improves doctor, staff coordination

The AOA 2021 Virtual Learning Livecast, Oct. 1-2, offers over a dozen courses specifically geared toward integrated, doctor-paraoptometric education. But registration closes Monday, Sept. 27.

Pandemic savings strategies

COVID-19 has taught us that planning ahead may be more critical now than ever. During periods of uncertainty, it’s important to keep a long-term perspective.

Do we have a failure to communicate?

Effective patient education is the cornerstone to better-informed decision-making skills and better health outcomes, but when was the last time you evaluated your own communication skills?

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Appreciation Month

September marks Paraoptometric Appreciation Month, the only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff. Three ways for doctors to honor their staff and for paraoptometrics to advance their careers.

After a successful launch last year, AOA 2021 Virtual Learning Livecast opens for registration

Set for Oct. 1-2, the virtual event offers doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometric staff easy access to a host of expert-led contemporary, optometric continuing education courses and professional development.

Virtual interview tips for employers and applicants

Virtual interviewing has allowed employers to connect to a broader pool of applicants from locations nationwide—get tips for employers and applicants for a stellar virtual interview.