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

ALERT: Arkansas scope saga necessitates urgent action

Opponents to Arkansas’ optometric scope of practice expansion up the ante in fight to repeal law; AOA steps up support and urges members’ immediate help.Read more >

May 28, 2020

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

May 26, 2020

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 >

AOA pushes hard to address increased cost for necessary personal protective equipment

May 21, 2020

In its unflagging effort to support doctors of optometry providing essential care amid this pandemic, the AOA is seeking greater relief for practices needing PPE to ensure the safety of patients, doctors and staff. Read more >

Survey says: Doctors of optometry step up as pandemic sets in

May 14, 2020

Overwhelming majority of doctors of optometry provide emergent and urgent care amid devastating COVID-19 crisis. Read more >

COVID-19 crisis advocacy: AOA and affiliates put optometry's concerns front and center

May 7, 2020

Through continuous outreach to policymakers, payers, the news media and the public, the AOA and state associations are advancing these urgent priorities. Read more >

AOA presses vision plans to ease burdens on doctors and patients during COVID-19 emergency

March 31, 2020

Citing CDC and CMS guidance to postpone nonessential care, the AOA requested NAVCP and member plans allow additional flexibility and considerations for patients and doctors. Read more >

Senate's pandemic relief bill will help optometry practices nationwide; AOA to seek additional support

March 25, 2020

The largest economic relief bill in U.S. history will direct $2.2 trillion in aid, including emergency business loans and other provisions that will directly help optometric practices. AOA still working to secure additional relief. Read more >