The Minnesota Optometric Association: A Place to Belong

Almost half of the working licensed ODs in Minnesota are members of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA). But what about the rest?Read more >

June 17, 2015

DOC Access Act fights harmful vision plan abuses

H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, seeks to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, restoring patients’ and doctors’ control over important care decisions.Read more >

July 17, 2019

AOA fights for patient safety in contact lens legislation

Optometry’s advocacy continues after court ruling clears way for Utah law.Read more >

June 16, 2015

Study: Scope expansion to save Americans $4.6 billion annually

July 2, 2019

Billions in annual savings to Americans’ health care and widespread support for a full range of optometric care are linchpin findings of a new report on nationwide optometric scope of practice expansion. Read more >

Amazon drops noncompliant contact lens sellers, thanks AOA for diligence

June 19, 2019

The global e-commerce retailer pulled posts for contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to meet FCLCA patient protection provisions requiring a prescription from a licensed practitioner prior to sale. Read more >

Can you hear me now?

June 4, 2019

In an age when news comes at us 24/7, the AOA’s media advocacy must be proactive, reactive, plucky and nimble to grab and keep hold of the public’s attention and influence public policy. In the past year, the AOA’s media advocacy was all of the above. Read more >

1-800 Contacts changes online vision test marketing following AOA complaint

May 16, 2019

Consumers must first acknowledge 1-800 Contacts’ online vision test is not a comprehensive eye exam before using the technology, a change that comes after the AOA voiced health and safety concerns to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Read more >

Contact Lens Rule revisions aren’t enough, AOA says

May 9, 2019

The AOA will continue to fight for doctors and patients; member doctors asked to ensure optometry is heard loud and clear. Read more >

Maryland expands scope of practice

May 2, 2019

Maryland doctors of optometry gain new autonomy, prescribing authority, and procedures and management privileges with scope of practice expansion. Read more >