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Lens-based strategies to address reading issues due to mild, disease-related vision loss

June 14, 2021

We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted. Read More >

Texas scope expansion gains doctors of optometry oral meds, glaucoma authority

June 11, 2021

Texas becomes the latest state to achieve a significant scope expansion in 2021, earning doctors’ authority to prescribe oral eye medications and independently manage glaucoma. Read More >

Restoring sight to the blind? Study shines light on optogenetics in RP

June 10, 2021

A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease. 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.

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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

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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 Convention 2021

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

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