OD Job Opening
LAUSD hiring a full time optometrist for one of their wellness clinics.
The job is not yet posted on their site, so you may contact Yolanda Lasmarias at 213-509-0805 or the LAUSD hiring coordinator at 213-241-3455 for more information.
Please share with any potentially interested ODs.
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 2, 2023
No letting up on Eyeglass Rule advocacy
In a recent one-on-one conversation with Federal Trade Commission staff, the AOA again urges the agency to reconsider a proposal requiring patients to sign forms attesting that they have received copies of their eyeglass prescriptions.
October 26, 2023
Affiliates, AOA share forward-thinking strategies for optometry’s advocates
AOA State Government Relations Center (SGRC) Regional Advocacy Meetings convened affiliate leaders and advocates from across the nation to collaborate and build formidable grassroots strategies for continued legislative success.
September 21, 2023
AOA and AFOS: ‘Cut through the noise’ and empower licensed doctors of optometry to provide greater access to care to veterans
Eye care is the third-most requested health service by veterans at the VA—and doctors of optometry provide the majority of that care. Yet, as the VA considers new national standards of practice for more than 50 health professions at its facilities, ODs are making a winning case for expanding their role at an understaffed VA...
June 2, 2023
Florida Not-a-doctor Bill Vetoed by Governor DeSantis!
Thanks to persistent advocacy from optometry, ODs will retain the legal right to call themselves doctors and physicians.
June 1, 2023
Constant presence: Alliance builds reputation for patient safety advocacy
Founded five years ago, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) is making good on its mission to advocate for patient safety and protect the fundamental doctor-patient relationship.
May 4, 2023
AOA and state affiliates rally to decry and defeat discriminatory ‘not-a-doctor’ bills
Amid historic gains for optometry, the AOA and seven state affiliates find themselves battling a spate of legislation that potentially seeks to block, limit or discourage doctors of optometry from being referenced as doctors and physicians in their respective states and threatens to undermine the profession’s progress.
April 19, 2023
Marijuana sensibilities changing fast: Are you ready for patients’ questions?
Public support for marijuana legalization has never been higher in the U.S., but evidence of its clinical utility in glaucoma care remains clouded at best.
March 23, 2023
DEA’s new opioid training mandate: What you need to know
Doctors of optometry applying for a DEA registration after June 27, 2023, must attest to a new eight-hour education and training requirement for substance abuse identification and treatment.
January 26, 2023
FTC announces proposed ban on noncompete clauses
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