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OOPA/AOA Working for You

May, 20, 2019

1-800 Contacts changes online vision test marketing following AOA complaint Consumers must first acknowledge 1-800 Contacts’ online vision test is not a comprehensive eye exam before using the technology, a change that comes after the AOA voiced health and safety concerns to  the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  “ExpressExam,” 1-800 Contacts’ prescription renewal platform that operates Read More…

DEA warns of alarming increase of scam calls

Apr, 29, 2019

From the Executive Director We have received a number of reports from OOPA members receiving fraudulent scam calls from individuals claiming to be officers of the DEA. They demand to speak with the doctor and threaten them with suspension of licensure among other enforcement scare tactics. Please be sure NOT to give out your business Read More…

HEHC Grant Opportunity

Apr, 15, 2019

Submit applications for 2019 Healthy Eyes Healthy Children grants   Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation is accepting applications for Healthy Eyes Healthy Children (HEHC) community grants, now through July 2, 2019. These HEHC grants provide funding for implementation of community-based solutions that support HEHC objectives and increase the outreach of vision services to communities, families, schools and the medical community with special Read More…

Counterfeit contact lenses available on Amazon draws AOA response

Mar, 20, 2019

The AOA takes seriously its responsibility as a reliable resource for eye care and health care policy information, recently approaching the world’s largest e-commerce retailer about vendors using its marketplace to sell contact lenses without a prescription. In a letter sent to Amazon on Feb. 27, AOA underscored that contact lens sales sans prescriptions are violations not only Read More…

Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Jan, 08, 2019

Reprinted from the CDC 1/7/2019  January is Glaucoma Awareness Month Get a healthy start to the year by learning about glaucoma and reducing your risk for vision loss! Take steps towards protecting your eyes and the vision health of your loved ones. Know the facts, know the risks, and take action. Don’t Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight Read More…

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…