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Paraoptometrics have key role in scope expansion

September 19, 2019

Doctors of optometry and paraoptometrics should work hand in hand to meet future demands of patients. Read More >

Reversing trends: Prediabetes to normoglycemia can lessen microvascular complication risk

September 18, 2019

Bringing prediabetic patients back to normoglycemia may lower the risk of microvascular disease, including retinopathy, years later, research claims. Read More >

2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

September 17, 2019

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1. 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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