Resources and developments regarding COVID-19 for the corporate optometry community 

AACO monitors developments and provides relevant resources for optometrist and their patients


Latest updates: 
How Do I get a Vaccine?- CDC tool to find out about vaccine eligibility in your state (scroll down to mid- page to enter your state)

My Journey to Getting Vaccinated - By Naheed Ahmad OD

How Does This Vaccine Work? - By Naheed Ahmad, OD

Second round PPP loans - Guidance provided by the SBA in regards to the second draw PPP Loan

Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Borrower Application Form


Useful Resources:

AOA COVID-19 Crisis Response page - frequently monitored developments for optometrists, includes legislation updates

Practice Compliance Solutions - COVID 19 Updates & Resources, includes articles on the CARES Act, HR Guidelines, and FAQs

Practice Reopening: 

Reopen Eyecare

Sites of official government policy, but not frequently updated

CARES ACT Provider Relief Fund (
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


CDC Guidelines and Resources
Printable Posters 
What to Do if you are Sick
Handwashing Video

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Supplies 
Better Safe Now - This supplier of PPE has masks, hand sanitizers, and more in stock now. They are offering a special coupon code for AACO members (use code: AACO15) to get the discount. 


Reopening & Pandemic Tips from other AACO members 

-Limit the number of people in the office. Only allow the patient in the office (not friends, family). Let patients wait in their cars and call them when it is time to come in. 

-Use a touchless thermometer before letting the patient enter

-Put all patient forms consents in electronic format ask them to fill out on-line to avoid having patients touch paper and pens

-Use hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle after each patient encounter

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