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Thursday, December 1, 2022

5:35 PST virtual meeting (1 hr CE)

The Challenges of the Cornea

Presented by Dr. Justin Schweitzer, OD

ODs on Finance CE

Sunday, December 4, 2022

9:00am PST virtual meeting (1 hr CE)

Utilizing Advanced Technology For Dry Eye + Aesthetic Treatment

Presented by Dr. Collin Gray, OD

2023 COA House of Delegates

February 24 & 25, 2023

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

345 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Check out this 4-part webinar series to teach optometrists how to get away from the shackles of VCPs and launch their practice into maximum profitability!

Series Schedule | Sundays 9:00am PDT

Session #1 July 10: Where Are We Now?
Session #2 August 7: Where Are We Headed?
Session #3 September 11: How Do We Make The Last Decision We Made The Right One?
Session #4 October 16: How Do We Define Success?

Above the Clouds

Tell your state lawmakers to increase Medi-Cal rates now!


The number of Medi-Cal patients is expected by grow by 8% this year.


COA has been advocating for an increase in reimbursement rates as part of the annual budget process.

Lawmakers and the governor are deciding right now how much they will pay for optometric services next year.

Please send a message to your lawmaker in support of this budget item.


November 14, 2022

Successes in diabetes care

This World Diabetes Day, the focus is on access to education. Living with diabetes himself, one AOA member is passionate about caring for and educating patients with diabetes.

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November 10, 2022

7 takeaways from the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

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October 27, 2022

AOA issues consumer health alert for online vision tests

The public-facing alert encourages consumers to ask discerning questions about online vision tests before entrusting their eye health care to a direct-to-consumer service.

More info

October 19, 2022

Federal student loan forgiveness latest: Application now available

As the Department of Education releases an official application for loan forgiveness, optometry’s advocates continue to emphasize that eligibility for debt relief programs should not exclude optometry and greater options should be available for debt forgiveness programs.

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October 10, 2022

5 steps to bolster your office’s cybersecurity

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an opportunity to assess your cybersecurity protocols and identify areas for improvement.


May 19, 2022

2022 Contact Lens Controversies

The contact lens industry is constantly evolving and 2022 is no different. With new management options available to practitioners, it is worth discussing whether to adopt these changes or continue with what is known to be effective.

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