Need Help? Give us a call at (503) 654-5036

Reporting Online Contact Lens Patient Concerns

Jan, 03, 2018

AOA staff is working to collect information regarding online contact lens retailers and the issues patients have after receiving and using these contacts.    Please send information (with patient identifying information deleted or redacted) to the links below.    They are looking for issues with the contact lenses from the minor (uncomfortable fitting issues) all the Read More…

Living with Low Vision

Mar, 17, 2017

Reprinted from NIH News in Health March 2017   For people with low vision, everyday activities can be a challenge. People with low vision don’t see well even with standard glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine. They may have trouble reading traffic signs or recognizing faces. It can be challenging to match clothes of different Read More…

1-800 CONTACTS: Arizona eye patients getting ripped off

Mar, 08, 2016

Reprint from The Associated Press 1:28 p.m. MST March 7, 2016  One of the nation’s largest contact lens retail companies filed complaints Monday against hundreds of Arizona optometrists for allegedly failing to turn over patients’ prescriptions so they can sell them lenses. Draper, Utah-based 1-800 Contacts filed 3,200 complaints with the state Board of Optometry, Read More…

AOA Warns – Be wary of flawed hardship exception advice!

Feb, 24, 2016

Much like the mistaken reports of meaningful use’s end…  AOA has seen advice circulating to doctors that misconstrues the EHR Incentive Program hardship exception. Members may want to read the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) FAQs for themselves, and should be aware that the AOA interpretation is shared by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA recently Read More…

CRITICAL HEARING TO PROTECT HB 3530

Feb, 01, 2016

NEED ALL ODS & STUDENTS POSSIBLE TO SHOW UP FOR HOUSE HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE MONDAY FEBRUARY 1st AT 1:00!   HB 3530 IS AT RISK! REP. VAL HOYLE, CHAMPION FOR 3530, WILL BE TESTIFYING ON OUR BEHALF. WE SIMPLY MUST BE THERE TO SUPPORT HER…AND YOUR PATIENTS. Rep. Mitch Greenlick, as he promised to do, and Read More…

Use It or Lose It…. It’s Your Money

Dec, 29, 2015

The State of Oregon is gifting you a TAX CREDIT With the holiday season upon us, the last thing on your mind is Tax Day, right? The bearded man you’re likely thinking of is Santa – not Uncle Sam! But the end of the year brings the most important gifts – including one for you Read More…

International study reveals new genetic clues to age-related macular degeneration

Dec, 21, 2015

Reprinted from the National Institute of Health NIH-funded research provides framework for future studies of AMD biology, therapy. Between 2010 and 2050, the estimated number of people with AMD will more than double from 2.1 million to 5.4 million. An international study of about 43,000 people has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known Read More…

FTC Comment Period Ends Oct 26, 2015

Oct, 13, 2015

Report CL Abuses to FTC, AOA and OOPA!Take action NOW to be heard in Washington DC! The FTC is seeking public comments in its scheduled 10 year review of regulations that implement the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act (FCLCA). But the deadline for comment is October 26! AOA will submit comprehensive formal comments on Read More…

Getting the Benefit from OOPA’s HB-3530 Demands YOUR Personal Attention

Oct, 09, 2015

Now that Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed OOPA’s Prohibiting Vision Plan Abuses bill on August 18, 2015, the hard work begins! Let’s be clear. This is groundbreaking legislation and we expect resistance from the insurance companies. We have already been informed that national insurers and their national lobbyists will be back in Salem in February Read More…

Why Politics Matters to Optometry

Oct, 07, 2015

Guest Editorial By Anne Berk, OD Optometry is primarily about patient care. In order to take care of our patients, optometrists run businesses, manage staff, and do our best to keep up with changes in instrumentation and technology. Politics is time-consuming, expensive, often discouraging and seemingly has nothing to do with optometry, so why should Read More…