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DOC Access Act fights harmful vision plan abuses

July 17, 2019
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.

By association: Statins, cholesterol and glaucoma risk

July 16, 2019
A new study shows statin use may be associated with lower POAG risk, while conversely, higher serum cholesterol levels may increase risk.

Ethically incorporating telehealth/telemedicine services into your practice

July 15, 2019
In states that permit online refractions, are there ethical considerations to the interaction of doctors of optometry with telehealth/telemedicine technology? How can doctors of optometry ethically incorporate its use into their practices to benefit patients?

Public Health

Community Health Centers  partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the AOA is working to improve access to center eye and vision care services.

Healthy Eyes Healthy People?  is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public.

InfantSEE?  affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

VISION USA  helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund  offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.