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

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

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 >

January 17, 2019

All about your eyes: School performance related to vision

As the end of summer vacation approaches, parents and students have back-to-school in mind. One of the most important ways to ensure a successful school year is to make your children’s sight a priority.Read more >

September 1, 2015

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 >

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 >

The outlook for contact lenses

January 7, 2019

According to an AOA survey, over 93 percent of responding doctors of optometry fit contact lenses in 2017. Read more >

Diet soda habit associated with blinding diabetes complications

January 3, 2019

Diet soda isn’t necessarily a ‘healthier’ alternative to sugary soft drinks, and now a small-scale study shows high consumption of these artificially sweetened drinks might actually be associated with increased odds of severe diabetic eye complications. Read more >

Diabetes in young patients

December 24, 2018

Study calls the uptick of diabetes in youth ‘a substantial clinical and public health burden.’ Read more >