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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 >

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POA Board of Directors Meeting

November 9, 2019

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