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Beyond irritating, secondhand smoke could harm children’s eyes

October 22, 2019

Secondhand smoke exposure can cause a myriad of health problems. Now, new research suggests it may be associated with choroidal thinning in children as young as 6. Read More >

Retirement savings: What doctors need to know

October 21, 2019

October 20-26 is National Retirement Security Week—a good time to think about your retirement savings plans. Read More >

Don't leave patients in the dark about night driving

October 17, 2019

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. According to the National Safety Council, Americans do only one quarter of their driving at night, yet 50% of traffic deaths occur then. 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

Hyatt Regency BirminghamRead more >