Longtime AOA volunteer, profession luminary dies

October 8, 2018

Frank Fontana, O.D., passed away, leaving behind a lifetime legacy as a profession leader and advocate. Read more >

Nova, National Vision end agreement; AOA appealed for academic ‘autonomy’

October 4, 2018

AOA supports a high bar on optometric education that includes the preservation of independent, quality academic institutions and educational standards Read more >

AOA, State Associations and Members Continue Momentum In Effort to Stop FTC Proposal

October 4, 2018

AOA and state associations, working jointly to convince the FTC to withdraw its costly contact lens signed acknowledgment proposal, have received another boost on Capitol Hill. Read more >

Decorative contact lenses can put a scare into Halloween

October 4, 2018

The AOA hopes to put a scare into retailers who illegally distribute corrective, novelty or bogus contact lenses in violation of federal law. Read more >

Surgeon General spotlights opioid abuse, AOA offers doctors’ reference guide

October 3, 2018

AOA is committed to assisting federal agencies in the mobilization to fight America’s opioid abuse epidemic and support safe expansion of access to essential health care services. Read more >

Tusculum denied optometry program by institutional accreditor, AOA spurs standards dialogue

September 27, 2018

AOA continues to advocate for high academic standards that will preserve the standard of excellence expected of optometry. Read more >