Increase fitting success with better communication

August 21, 2019

Beyond the tangible benefits of corrected vision, eye health and convenience, contact lens wearers also can experience greater social empowerment and self-esteem. AOA CLCS members offer up five tips for better communication during fittings. Read more >

Sink or swim? Preparing for the ‘Gray Tsunami’

August 20, 2019

By 2060, 1 in every 4 Americans will be 65 and older. Eye care is essential in this population and optometry has an opportunity to make a difference. Find resources and education to get involved. Read more >

Health literacy and contact lens patients: How doctors of optometry can help

August 15, 2019

Contact lens patients aren’t picking up what eye care providers are putting down, suggests a new CDC report that recommends examining effective provider-patient communications. Read more >

AOA and AOSA strenuously support Higher Education Act

August 14, 2019

Key congressional leaders urged to remove crushing school debt accumulated by optometry school graduates. Read more >

Mixing systemic and ocular pediatric medications

August 12, 2019

Millions of children are being medicated for behavior management. In a changing health care landscape, the role of doctors of optometry in their patients’ diagnoses and treatment is expanding. Read more >

Contact Lens Rule revisions aren’t enough, AOA addresses deficiencies

August 8, 2019

With formal comments to the FTC’s supplementary rulemaking submitted, the AOA expressed concerns that proposed revisions to the Contact Lens Rule still don’t go far enough to address glaring concerns. Read more >