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At the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting, the American Optometric Association (AOA) Congress adopted new solutions and bylaw amendments to advance the practice. The resolutions were passed June 22, 2019 and include:

  • The AOA supports use of AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare), which collects data from optometrists for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The AOA also encourages Merit-based Incentive Payment System program participation.
  • AOA members will communicate with non-optometric physicians in their communities to promote the value of eye care…

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Conference Roundup

  1. Jul 03, 2019

AOA Adopts Resolutions to Advance Optometry and Public Access

At the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting, the American Optometric Association (AOA) Congress adopted new solutions and bylaw amendments to advance the practice. The resolutions were passed June 22, 2019 and include:

  • The AOA supports use of AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare…

Journal Scan

  1. Sep 21, 2018

Low-Vision Device Use Among Medicare Recipients Assessed

Medicare coverage should be expanded to include low-vision devices in order to better address use disparities, researchers suggested after conducting a cross-sectional population-based survey involving >3,000 individuals.

Participants were low-vision Medicare beneficiaries who took…