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Coronavirus Updates

Upcoming AOA webinars for Doctors and Staff


As you know, AFOS is closely monitoring the quick-moving news regarding COVID-19 and have the health and safety of our doctors, partners, their families, and patients in mind and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Stay up to date on the latest news and eye care related recommendations by clicking on the links below...

Upcoming AOA webinars:

Don't miss the next #AskAOA COVID-19 Hot Topics Webinar. The latest session in the #AskAOA series will focus on some of the most frequently asked questions and topics related to COVID-19, including optometry practice reactivation, telehealth updates and relief for doctors of optometry.

What:  #AskAOA COVID-19 Hot Topics

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 9pm ET. 

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Also, there's a webinar to help get your staff prepared!

Staff:  #AskAOA Practice Reactivation Guidance for Paraoptometric Staff

What: Erlinda Rodriguez, CPO, addresses reactivation guidance for staff with information concerning waiting room design, cleaning procedures, best patient engagement practices and more.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9pm ET

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AOA's Optometry Practice Reopening guidelines (updated 4.24)  offers suggested steps to prepare your practice, staff and patients for a safe return to delivering the full range of essential eye health and vision care Americans need.

* The AOA website is full of very useful resources, including links to CDC and HPI (Health Policy Institute) guidelines. 

*Read the American Academy of Ophthalmology's recommendations on returning to practice.

American Academy of Ophthalmology's recommendations

* Read the CDC guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for patients

* Read CMS' guidance for reopening healthcare facilities.

* Health Policy Institute has a lot of resources that you may find helpful.


Letter from AFOS Executive Committee on 3.18.20 regarding COVID-19 outbreak:

Letter from AFOS

*** Important 2020 AOA dues information for AFOS/AOA members! 

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