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

2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1.Read more >

September 17, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Steele Named Optometric Educator of the Year

The American Optometric Association has named Elizabeth Steele, OD, its Optometric Educator of the Year.Read more >

June 15, 2017

From small-town to big deal

September 16, 2019

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers. Read more >

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

September 12, 2019

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients. Read more >

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

September 11, 2019

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues. Read more >

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

September 10, 2019

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness. Read more >

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Week

September 9, 2019

The only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff is Sept. 16-20. Read more >

Study: Detecting the signs of autism at earlier age using visual cues

September 5, 2019

Binocular rivalry considered in identifying non-verbal, neural marker for autism. Read more >