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CDC: U.S. coronavirus spread expected, ‘disruption may be severe’

February 26, 2020
COVID-19 expected to spread in U.S. Here’s what doctors of optometry need to know to protect themselves and patients.

Before patients hit the beach, make sure they know what’s lurking in the water

February 26, 2020
Spring break is closer than it seems—take this opportunity to remind patients of healthy contact lens hygiene habits and other eye health considerations.

2,020 at #OM2020: AOA+ wants you in Washington

February 26, 2020
This is where it all begins—AOA+ at Optometry’s Meeting® 2020 is the student and new grad experience that engages our profession’s future leaders. Learn about grant opportunities to attend.

AOA members carry the message of #2020EyeExam into the future

February 24, 2020
The Year of the Eye Exam is in full swing, and AOA members are thinking about how they can carry the momentum of this important AOA awareness campaign forward into the future. Here’s what doctors, students and paraoptometrics have to say about optometry’s future.

Public Health

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

Healthy Eyes Healthy Children Community Grants provide funding for activities which focus on increasing the outreach of vision services to communities, families, schools and the medical community with special attention to underserved children.

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

Optometry Cares mission is to expand eye health and vision care access to everyone in the U.S. to enhance human performance and quality of life. 

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