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The most-read stories of 2020

From the COVID-19 crisis to social unrest and a turbulent election, 2020 kept Americans closely following the news.

Doctors still making sacrifices as pandemic spreads

The FDA is authorizing vaccines to combat COVID-19. But doctors of optometry are still fighting to recover from conditions that limited the essential eye care they provide and to keep their staffs safe from COVID-19 itself, according to the third and final survey by the AOA Health Policy Institute on the profession and the pandemic.

AOA president: Successes amid very turbulent year

In an address to AOA’s House of Delegates Dec. 3, AOA President William T. Reynolds, O.D., described not only the challenges faced by members, but also how they persevered over the pandemic, social reckoning and a turbulent political season.

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Renee Brauns steps down as AOA associate executive director after 22 years

Integral to making the AOA the force for optometry it is today, Brauns is praised by volunteers and staff for her leadership, professionalism and dedication. The AOA remains positioned to continue powerful advocacy for optometry.

HEHC grants $73,300 to support children’s vision projects

Community projects in 14 states received grants through the Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation program—learn more about each of these children’s vision initiatives.

AFOS celebrates five decades of delivering eye care through federal services

The AOA would like to thank all veterans who have served our country, as well as our Armed Forces Optometric Society member doctors who serve all over the globe, delivering eye care in various settings to active-duty and retired military personnel, their dependents, underserved populations and disaster victims.

AOA prioritizes optometric education, professional development—how you can help

Support AOA’s ongoing commitment to delivering compelling, impactful education yearlong by submitting your course ideas, lectures or workshops by Nov. 1, 2020.

COVID-19 recovery funds available for financially stressed doctors of optometry

The AOA Foundation Recovery Fund will only take applications through Oct. 31 for doctors of optometry unduly affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

AOA reports $1.69 billion in federal relief for practices, leaders pledge continued advocacy

COVID-19 lockdowns took their toll on optometry practices, but the AOA’s advocacy and guidance in accessing federal relief measures helped the profession recover over a billion dollars.