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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 >

From small-town to big deal

September 16, 2019

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers. Read More >

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

September 12, 2019

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients. Read More >

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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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