Nevada Passes Bill to Reduce Eyecare Costs, Increase Access

The new law prohibits vision care plans from mandating ODs use certain labs, materials or discounts on noncovered services to promote a free, open market.

Why Pricey Prescriptions are Here to Stay

The Inflation Reduction Act doesn't address the main cause: PBMs.

Insurance Policies Discriminate Against Optometrists

Results of a recent AOA survey found that 60% of ODs were denied from a health plan and 30% from a vision plan, often for reasons that don’t apply to their ophthalmology counterparts.

Optometry Fires Back at MIPS Report that Gives ODs So-So Marks

Advocates call out the 2017 data from the first year of the CMS program as skewed.

ACA Made Little Impact on Eye-Related ED Visits

Although Obamacare increased insurance coverage for Americans, that didn’t translate into improved and more equitable access to outpatient ophthalmic care.

Disparities in Eye Care Access Persist in Underserved Populations

Financial, logistical and awareness barriers were the most commonly cited reasons for underutilization.

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September 22-24, 2023

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Philadelphhia, PA
Location: The Westin Philadelphia
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO

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September 27, 2023

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
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October 3, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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