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Medicare expansion: The long road to here and now

October 13, 2021

Current debate on Medicare benefits expansion offers a moment to look back on similar points in time when federal action intersected the profession—and how the AOA advocated for you. Read More >

California amends optometry’s approved treatments, medications and testing

October 13, 2021

The scope victories eliminate some prior drug and treatment restrictions while also authorizing expanded testing, as well as COVID-19 vaccine administration. Read More >

Be a better negotiator on payer issues

October 13, 2021

Register now for the virtual AOA Payer Advocacy Summit, Nov. 15-16. Read More >

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

The Alabama Optometric Association is here to assist you in these difficult times.  We will gather as many resources as we can to assist you in making decisions related to COVID-19.  We encourage you to visit the AOA's COVID-19 website for excellent practice resources and the latest information about relief efforts coming out of Washington. 

VACCINE INFORMATION

The COVID Vaccine is now available to optometrists and their staff.  Click the link below to be directed to a spreadsheet provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health with contact information for vaccine sites. Note that there are tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet that will take you to different regions of the state.

MODERNA CLINICS - COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

MODERNA CLINICS - HOSPITALS

MODERNA CLINICS - PHARMACIES

Alabama Board of Optometry Guidance on COVID-19 (Updated April 28)

American Optometric Association Covid-19 Website

Understanding the New FMLA and Sick Leave Policies

Medicare Telehealth Webinar

Medicaid Extends Telemedicine

Preparing to Apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID-19) Webinar

Alabama Department of Labor (Unemployment Comp)

Medicare Accelerated/Advance Payment Program Fact Sheet

Medicare Accelerated/Advance Payment Program Form

Treasury Department Paycheck Protection Program

Alabama Public Health Order "Safer at Home" (Updated April 28)

Calendar of Events

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 1

January 8, 2022 10:00 AM-10:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 2

February 5, 2022 6:00 AM-6:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 3

March 5, 2022 6:00 AM-6:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >