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AOA reports $1.69 billion in federal relief for practices, leaders pledge continued advocacy

September 24, 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns took their toll on optometry practices, but the AOA’s advocacy and guidance in accessing federal relief measures helped the profession recover over a billion dollars. Read More >

‘Unprecedented’ human impact of western wildfires: How optometry is affected

September 23, 2020

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief stands ready to assist doctors on their path to recovery following an historic 2020 wildfire season in the western U.S. Read More >

National Optometry Hall of Fame inductee James A. Boucher, O.D., passes away Sept. 20

September 22, 2020

James A. Boucher, O.D., 83, founded his practice in Laramie, Wyoming, and served the community for five decades. Dr. Boucher specialized in cornea and contact lenses practice. Read More >

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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. 

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)

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ALOA Virtual Convention 2020

October 2, 2020

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