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. Read more >

Looking ahead

July 17, 2019

Only united under our common cause will optometry be recognized for the future-focused role in American health care. Read more >

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. Read more >

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? Read more >

Blue-light hype or much ado about nothing?

July 11, 2019

The public’s understanding of blue light may be fuzzy at best, but AOA offers five resources to help doctors clear up any confusion and discuss the latest guidance. Read more >

Study pulls back covers on links between glaucoma and sleep

July 10, 2019

Abnormal sleep patterns may be risk factors for or consequences of glaucoma. About 3 million Americans have glaucoma, according to the CDC. Read more >