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FDA enforcement action disrupts vision test company

August 22, 2019

Online vision test removed from Visibly website after FDA publishes recall notice. Read More >

Increase fitting success with better communication

August 21, 2019

Beyond the tangible benefits of corrected vision, eye health and convenience, contact lens wearers also can experience greater social empowerment and self-esteem. AOA CLCS members offer up five tips for better communication during fittings. Read More >

Sink or swim? Preparing for the ‘Gray Tsunami’

August 20, 2019

By 2060, 1 in every 4 Americans will be 65 and older. Eye care is essential in this population and optometry has an opportunity to make a difference. Find resources and education to get involved. Read More >

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The ALOA's mission is to advance the profession of optometry through education, professional development and public policy advocacy. The ALOA is the only voice that speaks for optometry in Alabama and the only force that works to ensure that optometrists can provide primary eye care services.

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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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