American Optometric Association

What you missed at AOA 2017
What you missed at AOA 2017Catch up with what you missed at Optometry's Meeting in Washington, DC.
FTC sues 1-800 Contacts, but not for the reasons you think
FTC sues 1-800 Contacts, but not for the reasons you thinkMany in the optometric community think that the lawsuit was a long time coming, but the lawsuit does not address the community’s primary concern—patient safety.
3 ways ODs can combat 1-800-EYE-EXAM
3 ways ODs can combat 1-800-EYE-EXAMThe recent announcement that 1-800 Contacts has partnered with online eye exam provider Opternative to offer consumers eye exams online has rocked the optometry community. What can we learn from this announcement, and what should we do?
Developing story: ODs targeted for credit fraudOptometrists and optometry students are receiving unsolicited Chase Amazon credit cards in the mail. In addition, optometrists and students have been notified of fraud alerts by credit monitoring services.
1 800 Contacts now offers Opternative refraction to its customers
1 800 Contacts now offers Opternative refraction to its customers1-800 Contacts will begin offering the Opternative online refraction service to its customers on its website, branding the partnership as “InstaRx powered by Opternative.”
AOA asks FTC to address contact lens retail abuses
AOA asks FTC to address contact lens retail abusesThe American Optometric Association (AOA) has called upon the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its Contact Lens Rule to prevent its manipulation by contact lens retailers for their own financial benefits, causing potential harm to patients.
University of Central Arkansas considering an optometry schoolThe University of Central Arkansas (UCA) recently announced it is assessing the possibility of opening a new school of optometry.
ICD-10 transition costs lower than previously reportedIf you’ve been putting off preparing for ICD-10 due to cost, you may be out of excuses. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association found that the costs of converting to ICD-10 was much lower than previously reported for small practices.
Q&A: Dori Carlson, ODI was the kid who was in the optometrist’s office when I was young because I couldn’t see the chalkboard when I was in third grade. My optometrist put me in contact lenses at the age of nine, and I’ve been wearing them ever since, so I spent a bunch of time in my optometrist’s office.
Think About Your Eyes thrives with industry supportA year and a half after the Think About Your Eyes campaign launched to bring attention to the need for regular eye exams, the campaign is seeing results thanks to support from industry partners.