ALOA Convention 2019 | November 8-10, 2019
The Hyatt Regency
Birmingham, AL

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Going to flush that? EPA says think again

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Revised EPA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, scheduled to take effect Aug. 21, will affect optometric practices. Here’s what you need to know to be compliant. Read More >

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H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, seeks to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, restoring patients’ and doctors’ control over important care decisions. Read More >

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SUPPORT INCREASED ACCESS TO EYE CARE IN ALABAMA

Senate Bill 114, by Senator Tom Whatley, has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature.  Doctors of Optometry, who practice in almost every county of the state, enable Alabamians to have local access to safe, quality primary eye health care. Optometrists are doctoral level health care providers just like dentists, podiatrists and physicians. The bill would expand the types of procedures that optometrists can perform.  Passage of this bill would allow patients to receive these procedures close to home by the doctor of their choice. These procedures would be performed in the office and would not require general anesthesia.  

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FUTURE CONVENTION DATES

2019 November 8-10; Birmingham Hyatt Regency

2020 October 2-4; Birmingham Hyatt Regency

2021 October 1-3; Birmingham Hyatt Regency


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ALOA Annual Convention

November 8, 2019

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