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About the American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Doctors of optometry take a leading role in patient care with respect to eye and vision care, as well as general health and well-being. As primary health care providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases. Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. For more information on eye health and vision topics, and to find a doctor of optometry near you, click here.

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The American Optometric Association is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations and together, advocates for the profession and serves optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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AOA releases second edition of diabetes clinical practice guideline

November 14, 2019

Revised guideline provides 31 actions doctors of optometry—often the first to detect diabetes through patients’ eyes—can take to elevate patient care. Read more >

What Medicare’s 2020 PFS changes mean for optometry

November 13, 2019

Medicare finalized its 2020 PFS with changes to E/M codes, MIPS requirements and more. How AOA’s input shaped rulemaking and what it means for doctors. Read more >

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The AOA Board of trustees leads the association to advocate for the profession and serve optometrists in meeting the eye care needs of the public.

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