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Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

September 12, 2019

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients. Read More >

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

September 11, 2019

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues. Read More >

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

September 10, 2019

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness. Read More >

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Week

September 9, 2019

The only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff is Sept. 16-20. Read More >



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Back to School GMM & CE Dinner

September 18, 2019

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November 10, 2019

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