ALOA Convention 2020 | October 2-4, 2020
The Hyatt Regency
Birmingham, AL

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After AOA response, "Scam" writer issues clarification, lauds eye exams

December 5, 2019

In the face of AOA's immediate media advocacy response, the Atlantic magazine writer who last week attacked optometry and eye exams as a "scam" has issued a clarification. The AOA continues to press Atlantic magazine editors on the Mounk article's inaccuracies. Read More >

AOA ensures Medicare legislation recognizes eye exams

December 4, 2019

Bill now sets appropriate guardrails for the use of retinopathy imaging in Medicare and emphasizes the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams among Medicare beneficiaries. Read More >

Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief eyes $1 million mark

December 3, 2019

Consider supporting this and other impactful Optometry Cares®â€”The AOA Foundation programs with your end-of-year giving. Read More >

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SUPPORT INCREASED ACCESS TO EYE CARE IN ALABAMA

Senate Bill 114, by Senator Tom Whatley, has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature.  Doctors of Optometry, who practice in almost every county of the state, enable Alabamians to have local access to safe, quality primary eye health care. Optometrists are doctoral level health care providers just like dentists, podiatrists and physicians. The bill would expand the types of procedures that optometrists can perform.  Passage of this bill would allow patients to receive these procedures close to home by the doctor of their choice. These procedures would be performed in the office and would not require general anesthesia.  

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