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NEW AOA Webinar - April 8

What: COVID-19 Federal laws and financial options for optometry
When: 6 p.m., PT, Wednesday, April 8

Enroll now for an interactive webinar opportunity with Jeff Michaels, OD, and other experts to address questions regarding COVID-19 federal crisis relief, including details on CARES, 7(a) loans, updated rules for Families First Act and more.
Have a question you want answered? Send it in advance to Kara Webb at the AOA. 

Register Here

The NOA supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Guidelines issued on March 17, 2020 to postpone routine eye visits.  

Highlighting that this is a rapidly changing situation, the CDC released an updated recommendation on March 17 that ALL routine dental and eye care appointments are postponed.

The NOA strongly recommends Optometry practices in Nevada voluntary suspend non-essential, non-urgent/non-emergent Optometric care. As primary eye care physicians, the NOA Board encourages our members to maintain some levels of availability for our patients and to the general public.

Visit our COVID-19 section for the latest updates and resources.

News Feed

New cigarette labels graphically depict smoking, cataracts link

April 03, 2020
Starting in 2021, cigarette packaging and ads will include graphic warnings depicting smoking’s health consequences, including the blinding condition that the AOA emphasized in FDA comments.

AOA doctors are delivering crisis care and easing strain on hospitals

April 02, 2020
Frontline primary eye care providers are finding unusual ways to deliver care.

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.

Atropine 0.05% over 0.01% in myopia control: study

March 30, 2020
Considering myopia control options for your patients? Find out what the latest clinical literature says about the available management strategies.

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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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.