Candidates announce bids for 2019 elections

March 28, 2019

As Optometry’s Meeting® 2019 in St. Louis, June 19-23, nears, familiarize yourself with the incumbents and newcomers seeking to represent members on the AOA Board of Trustees. Read more >

Optometry seeking expanded role in diabetes care

March 27, 2019

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with millions yet to be diagnosed. The AOA has long recognized that optometry has a role in the care of patients with diabetes. However, it’s moving more aggressively to demonstrate that optometry can make an even greater impact on diabetes care. Read more >

TBI: More can be done

March 25, 2019

According to the CDC, millions of visits annually to hospital emergency rooms relate to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) whether from falls, car accidents and intentional or unintentional blows. Tragically, the CDC reports, about 150 people a day die from injuries that include TBIs. Read more >

NBEO settles class action in alleged data breach, $3.25 million to affected parties

March 21, 2019

Individuals whose personal information was stored in NBEO databases on or before Nov. 15, 2018, could be eligible for financial relief stemming from an alleged data breach in June 2016. Here’s what you need to know. Read more >

Eye exams for Alzheimer’s? How AOA is getting involved

March 21, 2019

Retinal microvasculature may hold clues about neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, opening the possibility that eye exams could further assess brain health one day. Read more >

Closing the gap in health centers’ primary eye care

March 19, 2019

Health centers bolstered their on-site, eye care services with a 50 percent increase in doctors of optometry between 2014 and 2016, but more could be done to promote primary eye care. Read more >