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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.”

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 Organization Global Action…

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 the optometry…
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FDA grants priority review designation for lifitegrast

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The FDA has accepted Shire’s new drug application and granted priority review designation for lifitegrast to treat dry eye disease in adults, according to a company…
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BLOG: Climbing the technology ladder

April 7, 2015
It was an interesting week in New York City for the many attendees of Vision Expo East. We dodged big snowflakes…
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BLOG: Finding your 'pot of gold'

March 18, 2015
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VIDEO: Proper documentation crucial for an audit

March 5, 2015
ATLANTA – Here at the SECO meeting, Carl Spear, MS, OD, MBA, told attendees that recovery audit contractors…
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