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AOA on Capitol Hill: A Student’s Call to Action

Clay Fung SCCO at MBKU OD Candidate 26’  In an ever-evolving political landscape, legislative changes carry immense potential to better the lives of underserved populations. These changes dictate the ways in which we live, impacting fundamental aspects such as equity and accessibility. In the world of primary health, this translates to changes in access to care, …

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AOA on Capitol Hill

APRIL 14 – 16, 2024 J.W. Marriott Washington, D.C. AOA on Capitol Hill is the AOA’s single-largest annual advocacy event in Washington, D.C., directly connecting optometry’s advocates and leaders with our nation’s policy leaders to advance optometric eye health and vision care for the benefit of all Americans. Our annual hill day is a key …

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Join us in Washington, D.C.

Calling all my student advocates who want to get involved with the AOA and fight for optometry’s future alongside doctors from your state! A limited number of travel grants are available for eligible optometry students to attend AOA on Capitol Hill, April 14-16, in Washington, D.C. The AOA will offer eligible students up to $425 …

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A Look At Coronavirus For Optometry Students

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article reflects our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 25, 2020. About COVID-19 On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, but the disease has been gaining notoriety since early January. The coronavirus, so-named for the crown-like spikes on its surface, …

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Our Why: An Inspirational Story

  Former Black Hawk Pilot and mother to be, Senator Tammy Duckworth spoke at the AOA’s Rally on Capitol Hill last year at AOA+ to share her inspirational story as well as her support for optometry. Duckworth, who was severely injured during her service in the military prior to becoming a senator, credited her optometrist for her …

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