ALOA Convention 2019 | November 8-10, 2019
The Hyatt Regency
Birmingham, AL

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Care models of success

January 17, 2019

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions. Read More >

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

January 17, 2019

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care. Read More >

Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

January 16, 2019

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days. Read More >

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