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AOA rallies optometry and allies to fight FTC contact lens rule

July 2, 2020

The AOA and state affiliates brought the issue to the highest level of government in a letter to President Trump, urging the administration to take action, “to stop the FTC from enacting this dangerous rule change and harming thousands of essential small business health care practices.” Read More >

Patient safety in the contact lens market remains AOA priority

July 2, 2020

A company selling a brand of colored contact lenses online without federal clearance or a doctor's prescription has announced it is voluntarily recalling hundreds of pairs of its product nationwide. Read More >

First-ever AOA 2020 Virtual Learning Livecast a success

July 1, 2020

About 1,500 people registered for high-quality, industry-leading courses on unique platform. Read More >

THE POA OFFICE WILL BE PARTIALLY OPEN BEGINNING JULY 7, 2020. Staff members will be working on a rotating schedule.

Due to Governor Tom Wolf's 3/19 mandate closing non-life-sustaining businesses, the POA office building has temporarily closed. Despite this, the POA staff continues to be available through email. We will continue to look for alternative and new ways to serve your needs during this time. If you should need to contact someone, please use the following email addresses:

Joseph Ricci
Deborah Blanchard
Ilene Sauertieg
Kelsey Rodkey 
Jean Herlihy


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POA Fall CE Conference

October 23, 2020

Seven Springs Mountain ResortRead more >