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COVID-19 UPDATE

Attention: NV COVID Fighters  

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Optometrists Now Eligible to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines 

Optometrists (and Optometry students) in Nevada who would like to provide COVID vaccines need to register with SERVNV, be CPR certified, complete the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) courses on vaccinations, as well as vaccine training courses provided by Immunize Nevada as outlined by Nevada DHHS. Please refer to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals to make sure you have completed all required training. 

Please see our COVID-19 Vaccine page for more information.


Visit our COVID-19 section for the latest updates.


NEWS FEED

2% Medicare sequester delayed, PAYGO technically still on table

April 22 2021
Although Congressional action staved off an immediate 2% cut to providers’ Medicare payments this year, attention now shifts to additional cuts mandated by federal spending controls.

Doctors of optometry obtain $2.1 billion in federal relief to blunt COVID-19 economic crisis

April 08 2021
Even as doctors of optometry receive the much-needed funds, the AOA remains committed to advocating for optometry’s inclusion in federal crisis measures. Reminder: the deadline to apply for relief has been extended to May 31.

Starting April 1, patients must acknowledge receipt of their contact lens prescriptions or provide consent to email it

April 01 2021
Despite yearslong opposition by the AOA, other medical groups and many in Congress, the government’s Contact Lens Rule changes requiring confirmations and recordkeeping for at least three years are in effect. The Federal Trade Commission confirms it has authority to seek fines for noncompliance.

April 1 Medicare sequester date arrives: Congress eyes action on physician pay cuts, PRF taxability

March 31 2021
Help AOA advocate for a fix on these issues immediately affecting optometry practices—a 2% Medicare pay cut and taxability of HHS Provider Relief Funds.

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 one-time, comprehensive assessment at no cost for infants in their first year 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.

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Online CE: Retinal Diseases and Cataract Surgery

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NOA PAC ONLINE DONATION

Click on this link or text 702.620.4040 to securely donate online to the Nevada Optometric PAC.

The NOA PAC is a separate fundraising organization that works with the Nevada Optometric Association.

The NOA PAC contributes to caucuses and campaigns of legislators and candidates for the Nevada Legislature who support Optometry and our role as primary eye care providers.

Thank you to our current NOA PAC Donors.