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AOA, AFOS ensuring optometry well represented in formation of national practice standards by VA

July 29, 2021

With the Department of Veterans Affairs decision to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system and its desire to standardize processes, procedures, data and coding, formation of new practice standards is being proposed for all non-MD/DO specialties—including doctors of optometry. Read More >

Testing for certification? Paraoptometric exam handbook, PRC resources necessities

July 29, 2021

An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams. Read More >

Ultimate goal

July 26, 2021

Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture. 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 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 >