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Public awareness campaign brings 1 million more eye exams

June 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign brought in 1.1 million new eye exams in 2016, Vision Council Chief Operating Officer, Ashley Mills, told the American Optometric Association House of Delegates here at Optometry’s Meeting.

“The campaign is absolutely working,” she said. “Thank you to the AOA for their partnership and to all of you for your support.”

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower…
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Outgoing AOA president: Advocate for the doctor-patient relationship

June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – “Optometry has made amazing progress due to the incredible advocacy work our members do in each of our states and here in D.C.,” Andrea
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Students rally on Capitol Hill to promote optometry’s federal agenda

June 21, 2017
More than 2,300 students of optometry participated in a rally on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to support the bi-partisan Dental and Optometric Care Access…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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VIDEO: Prokera insertion an 'optometric friendly' procedure

April 4, 2017
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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

March 1, 2017
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Public awareness campaign brings 1 million more eye exams

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign brought in 1.1 million new eye exams in 2016, Vision Council Chief Operating…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…

Meeting News

Outgoing AOA president: Advocate for the doctor-patient relationship

June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – “Optometry has made amazing progress due to the incredible advocacy work our members do in each of our states and here in…

Meeting News

Students rally on Capitol Hill to promote optometry’s federal agenda

June 21, 2017
More than 2,300 students of optometry participated in a rally on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to support the bi-partisan Dental and…

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FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to…

In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…

Congressional Budget Office releases cost estimate for FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

June 20, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, noting the bill would increase net discretionary…

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VIDEO: Kiawah Eye helps take practice from 'good to great'

June 15, 2017
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. ― At Kiawah Eye 2017, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, discusses the benefits of attending the Kiawah Eye meeting, whose goal is to turn…

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AMA advocates for safeguarding health insurance, 911 services, immigration reform

June 15, 2017
On the last day of voting at its 2017 annual meeting, the AMA approved new policies safeguarding insurance across state lines, protecting funding for…

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