Health Check: Putting the focus on contact Lenses

The summer is a good time for parents to discuss the option of contact lenses with their kidsRead more >

June 7, 2016

TBI: More can be done

According to the CDC, millions of visits annually to hospital emergency rooms relate to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) whether from falls, car accidents and intentional or unintentional blows. Tragically, the CDC reports, about 150 people a day die from injuries that include TBIs. Read more >

March 25, 2019

Dr. Fred Farias III receives Optometrist of the Year Award

Dr. Fred Farias III was named Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association.Read more >

June 16, 2016

NBEO settles class action in alleged data breach, $3.25 million to affected parties

March 21, 2019

Individuals whose personal information was stored in NBEO databases on or before Nov. 15, 2018, could be eligible for financial relief stemming from an alleged data breach in June 2016. Here’s what you need to know. Read more >

Eye exams for Alzheimer’s? How AOA is getting involved

March 21, 2019

Retinal microvasculature may hold clues about neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, opening the possibility that eye exams could further assess brain health one day. Read more >

Closing the gap in health centers’ primary eye care

March 19, 2019

Health centers bolstered their on-site, eye care services with a 50 percent increase in doctors of optometry between 2014 and 2016, but more could be done to promote primary eye care. Read more >

Ahead of tournament tipoff, doctors of optometry offer winning viewing tips

March 19, 2019

A year ago, over 97 million fans watched the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Educate your patients with suggestions on how to avoid eye problems. Read more >

AOA members head for the Hill

March 14, 2019

AOA’s annual federal advocacy conference continues momentum for optometry’s priorities. Read more >

CMS changes to documentation requirements for E/M services 

March 14, 2019

While there will be no changes to the codes reported or how E/M services are paid in 2019 and 2020, there are changes to what doctors need to document to support reporting of each E/M service. Read more >