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      Optometric Society


Monday, March 20, 2023

6:30pm PDT (2 hours CE) virtual meeting

New Ophthalmic Therapeutics

Dr. Ranjeet S. Bajwa, OD, FAAO

Woo U CE

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

5:30pm PDT (1 hour CE) virtual meeting

Macular Degeneration Updates

Dr. Mark Dunbar, OD


Thursday, April 20, 2023; 7:00pm PDT

Tin Roof Bistro

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Drs. Andy Han and Cindy Ung

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.


January 26, 2023

FTC announces proposed ban on noncompete clauses

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January 5, 2023

Gaining access: A win for veterans and doctors of optometry

The Department of Veterans Affairs lifts language that had restricted care from doctors of optometry, opening up access to veterans around the country. Persistent advocacy by AOA, AFOS, the Mississippi Optometric Association and other stakeholders results in greater care delivery.

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January 4, 2023

Interprofessional communication for diabetic eye care critical: What you should know

The AOA and other eye care organizations collaborated with the American Diabetes Association to develop an interprofessional communication protocol intended to improve eye health outcomes.

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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.

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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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