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AOA produces video tutorial on YAG laser procedures

The American Optometric Association has produced a new video on YAG laser procedures from a patient perspective. HB 2541, recently introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives, will permit Oregon optometrists to perform this procedure.  Click here to view the video 

Know the building blocks for Vision Therapy

Have you been interested in building a vision therapy or neurorehabilitation specialty clinic in your practice? This month’s guest, Joanna Carter, OD, FCOVD, shares the must-have technology she uses in her practice to diagnose and treat patients and practice management tips for making vision therapy a financially rewarding subspecialty.   

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Reading Readiness with Dr. Joanna Carter

Drs. Zilnicki & Licausi talk with Dr. Joanna Carter of Insight Vision Therapy about how vision affects reading.   This episode highlights how we assess the visual skills required to read, why some kids struggle to read and what we can do to help!

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Optometry Strong  -  Dr. Derri Sandberg  

Listen in as one of our very own takes on the fastest growing Optometric Podcast in the world! Dr. Derri Sandberg lets everyone take an inside look at her personal, professional, and organized optometric life with "Try Not to Blink's" hosts, Dr. James Deom and Dr. Roya Habibi. 

If you have a few minutes, check it out. Her remarks epitomize leadership in the optometric profession and lends national recognition to the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association! 

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The American Optometric Association declared its opposition to the ruling announced today by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to proceed with its discredited plan to impose a new paperwork and record-keeping mandate under the Contact Lens Rule.

For four years, FTC officials have been seeking to advance their plan to require doctors of optometry and ophthalmologists to secure and store contact lens prescription release acknowledgement forms, in spite of opposition from the AOA and other medical groups and bi-partisan patient health and safety leaders in Congress. The agency issued a press release earlier today to alert doctors that it had made this decision, without regard to the current national public health crisis. 

AOA challenges VSP plan to link doctor reimbursements to certain lenses and anti-reflective coating

The AOA is leading opposition to a new policy by VSP Vision Care to differentiate payments for certain lens products and anti-reflective coating set to take effect Sept. 1.

According to an AOA assessment, the VSP plan will unacceptably restrict choice and undermine doctor-patient decision-making. The timing is highly questionable as well, apparently driving harmful reimbursement cuts for VSP network doctors at a time when practices across the country are struggling to reactivate and recover from the economic meltdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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