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Nearly 10% Medicare pay cuts loom without Congress’ action

October 20, 2021

Congressional action is needed to stave off a trio of pay cuts totaling almost 10% of Medicare physicians’ reimbursement. Here’s how you can help. Read More >

Is your website in compliance with the ADA?

October 20, 2021

Website accessibility is still trying to catch up with the Americans with Disabilities Act, first passed 30 years ago. As the courts or Congress work it out, learn how doctors of optometry might navigate the indecision. Read More >

How to identify signs of abuse

October 19, 2021

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients? 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.

MODERNA CLINICS - COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

MODERNA CLINICS - HOSPITALS

MODERNA CLINICS - PHARMACIES

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)

Calendar of Events

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 1

January 8, 2022 6:00 AM-10:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 2

February 5, 2022 6:00 AM-6:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 3

March 5, 2022 6:00 AM-10:00 AM

VisionAmerica, Birmingham, AlabamaRead more >