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Optometrists: Doctors on the Frontline of Eye and Vision Care

Doctors of OptometryDoctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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InfantSEE®: A public program for infants in their first year of life. Vision USA™
Through InfantSEE®, optometrists will provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income.

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VISION USA™ can help low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

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Medicare Beneficiaries Assured Access to Needed Medical Equipment

Considered a win for optometrists and patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has reversed course on controversial accreditation requirements.

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