eyewear news

There's always something going on in the opticianry community, and we’re always paying attention to news from around the country that inform what we do.

Stay current on trends and legislation, including details of new rulings that impact all opticians.

Surety Bond Requirement

Per final regulations implemented by CMS, DMEPOS suppliers will be required to become accredited to obtain and maintain Medicare billing privileges by October 1st 2009.

The "Red Flags" Rule

With identity theft on the rise in the healthcare industry the FTC has mandated a new rule to protect you and your customers.

FDA and FTC News/Rules/Regulations

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The P.P.A.C.A. passes constitutional muster...

Advocacy matters. Opticians Association has the potential to become a powerful advocacy force for ophthalmic professionals. Since the passage and Supreme Court ruling on the PPACA or “Obamacare” the expansion of Medicaid and the establishment of new health insurance exchanges are just two of the major policy and operational issues our members are grappling with. These changes will have a direct impact for opticians and their patients.

Electronic Dispensing Aids: Friend or Foe?

For many years I have noticed one of the overarching elements opticians have been concerned with is their place amid OD’s, MD’s and frame stylists. State by state the requirements to call oneself an optician differs considerably. Here at Opticians Association of America we try to advocate for regulatory consistency while promoting education and continued progress as a profession. It is in this light that I attempt to elevate the discussion of electronic dispensing aids (EDA’s).