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Care models of success

January 14, 2019

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions. Read More >

Report reflects AOA input to enhance health care access and choice for Americans

January 10, 2019

Proposed reforms include scope expansion in states. Read More >

OTC cold, flu care: What patients don’t know can hurt them

January 10, 2019

Glaucoma patients are routinely advised against taking certain medications, but come cold and flu season, some may reach for popular OTC drugs without realizing the risk to their eyesight. Read More >

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Health Check: Putting the focus on contact Lenses

June 7, 2016

The summer is a good time for parents to discuss the option of contact lenses with their kids Read More >

Gadget Dilemma: Digital Eye Strain

September 8, 2015

Step into any classroom and it's clear to see that technology has taken over. Read More >

All about your eyes: School performance related to vision

September 1, 2015

As the end of summer vacation approaches, parents and students have back-to-school in mind. One of the most important ways to ensure a successful school year is to make your children’s sight a priority. Read More >

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POA Board of Directors Meeting

March 2, 2019

The Wyndham at Mountain View Golf CourseRead more >

POA Clinical Education One-Day CE

March 3, 2019

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