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

Care models of success

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions.Read more >

January 17, 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

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

January 17, 2019

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care. Read more >

Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

January 16, 2019

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days. Read more >

Comprehensive diabetes care

January 14, 2019

The AOA’s chief public health officer outlays a road map to the future of optometric care for patients with diabetes. Read more >

Report reflects AOA input to enhance health care access and choice for Americans

January 10, 2019

Proposed reforms include scope expansion in states. Read more >

OTC cold, flu care: What patients don’t know can hurt them

January 10, 2019

Glaucoma patients are routinely advised against taking certain medications, but come cold and flu season, some may reach for popular OTC drugs without realizing the risk to their eyesight. Read more >

Ask the experts: 5 coding queries cracked

January 7, 2019

AOA's Coding Experts offer answers to frequently asked questions. Read more >