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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).

West Virginia doctor of optometry named Sullins Award winner

May 16, 2019
Martin Carpenter, O.D., of West Virginia, to be recognized with the 2019 Dr. W. David Sullins Jr. InfantSEE® Award. Read more about what energizes Dr. Carpenter to provide pediatric vision care.

Longtime AOA leader leaves legacy

May 13, 2019
It is with great sadness that the AOA notes the passing of Beth Kneib, O.D., 62, on May 8, 2019. A longtime AOA leader and volunteer, Dr. Kneib is remembered for an enduring passion toward her work, family and her colleagues.

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.