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AOA advocates optometry agenda on Capitol Hill

April 21, 2015

More than 500 American Optometric Association member doctors and students met with legislators in Washington April 12 to 14 to advocate for comprehensive eye exams for seniors and two bills to benefit optometrists.

The AOA announced in a press release that its Congressional Advocacy Conference was also an opportunity for the organization to “reinforce its support for a sustainable growth rate reform bill that solidifies optometry’s central role in Medicare for decades to come.”

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AOA advocates optometry agenda on Capitol Hill

April 21, 2015
More than 500 American Optometric Association member doctors and students met with legislators in Washington April 12 to 14 to advocate for…

WCO to continue collaboration with WHO

April 16, 2015
The World Council of Optometry submitted a 3-year collaboration plan to reduce blindness and visual impairment in support of the World Health…

New Mexico legislation grants optometry board autonomy

April 13, 2015
The New Mexico Optometric Association announced that a new law authorizes the state’s board of optometry to determine scope of practice within…
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