Optometry's Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Optometry's Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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AOA legislative arm works to protect patients

July 6, 2016
BOSTON – Representatives from the AOA’s federal legislative and third party committees updated the House of Delegates on their successes…
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New AOA president pledges to advance profession

July 6, 2016
BOSTON – “I’m going to bring my passion, my love for the profession, my focus, my ethics and my morals – my goal is to make…
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VSP postpones plans for minimum purchase requirements

July 5, 2016
BOSTON – VSP notified the American Optometric Association that it will postpone the implementation of a plan to require doctors to purchase a…
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Prokera successfully treats abrasions, erosions

July 5, 2016
BOSTON – Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, said the Prokera Slim from BioTissue is his “go-to” choice when treating patients with…
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AOA pursues model optometric practice act

July 4, 2016
BOSTON – The American Optometric Association House of Delegates adopted a resolution to modernize scope of practice acts, here at…
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Care ODs provide to patients is under attack, Loomis says

July 3, 2016
BOSTON – Attacks on the profession are coming from different places than in the past, outgoing American Optometric Association President…
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OD students recognize importance of advocacy

July 3, 2016
BOSTON – The American Optometric Student Association members are “intently focused on keeping the profession strong and building a…
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Free service assists with prior authorizations for prescriptions

July 2, 2016
BOSTON – PARx helps physicians through the process when a drug they prescribe requires prior authorization from the insurer. Dan
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Alcon targets cataract patients with educational effort

July 2, 2016
BOSTON – Alcon announced that it is working with Google to identify the type of information sought by patients about to undergo cataract…
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Buzz Aldrin advocates for permanent settlement on Mars

July 2, 2016
BOSTON – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was one of the first men to step foot on the Moon in 1969, now eyes Mars as earth’s next frontier…