Archive for the ‘Countdown of the Top 10 AOA News stories’ Category

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No. 6: KY to require pre-school eye health exams

April 12, 2013

Editor’s Note: To commemorate 50 years of groundbreaking news in optometry, we are publishing the Top 10 AOA News stories as selected by our readers from all five decades. Please share your commentary and personal stories on the site as well (http://connect.aoa.org). The AOA News ran the following article in June 2000.

Kentucky has become the first state in the country to require eye examinations for children prior to entry into preschool, Head Start or kindergarten. Read the rest of this entry ?

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No. 7: AOA became an agency member of the APHA in 1963, later forming the Vision Care Section

March 19, 2013

Editor’s Note: To commemorate 50 years of groundbreaking news in optometry, we are publishing the Top 10 AOA News stories as selected by our readers from all five decades. Please share your commentary and personal stories on the site as well (http://connect.aoa.org). The AOA News ran the following article in January 1963, the same year the AOA become an agency member of the American Public Health Association. This opened the door for the later formation of the Vision Care Section in 1979. Mel Shipp, O.D., Dr.PH, MPH, was elected APHA president in 2011. Read the rest of this entry ?

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No. 9: U.S. Senate approves sweeping health bill, AOA-backed provisions advance in Dec. 2009

January 15, 2013

Editor’s Note: To commemorate 50 years of groundbreaking news in optometry, we are publishing the Top 10 AOA News stories as selected by our readers from all five decades. Please share your commentary and personal stories on the site as well (http://connect.aoa.org).

In the early morning hours of Dec. 24, the U.S. Senate approved its version of health care reform legislation (H.R. 3590) on a 60-39 party-line vote. Read the rest of this entry ?

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No. 10: Oklahoma authorizes lasers for ODs in 1998

December 11, 2012

Editor’s Note: To commemorate 50 years of groundbreaking news in optometry, we are publishing the Top 10 AOA News stories as selected by our readers from all five decades. Please share your commentary and personal stories on the site as well (http://connect.aoa.org).

Oklahoma has become the first state to specifically authorize optometrists to use lasers to correct vision and provide eye care. Read the rest of this entry ?