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New partnership with MyEyeDr. benefits technicians and eye doctors, enhances patient care

September 23, 2021

MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn. Read More >

How team learning improves doctor, staff coordination

September 22, 2021

The AOA 2021 Virtual Learning Livecast, Oct. 1-2, offers over a dozen courses specifically geared toward integrated, doctor-paraoptometric education. But registration closes Monday, Sept. 27. Read More >

Take five: Contact lenses

September 21, 2021

New contact lens developments regarding keratoconus from a distinguished practitioner. 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. 


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.




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 Convention 2021

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021

Hyatt Regency BirminghamRead more >

ALOA Paraoptometric Technician Course Level 1

January 8, 2022 10:00 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 >