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

By association: Statins, cholesterol and glaucoma risk

A new study shows statin use may be associated with lower POAG risk, while conversely, higher serum cholesterol levels may increase risk.Read more >

July 16, 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

Blue-light hype or much ado about nothing?

July 11, 2019

The public’s understanding of blue light may be fuzzy at best, but AOA offers five resources to help doctors clear up any confusion and discuss the latest guidance. Read more >

Study pulls back covers on links between glaucoma and sleep

July 10, 2019

Abnormal sleep patterns may be risk factors for or consequences of glaucoma. About 3 million Americans have glaucoma, according to the CDC. Read more >

July 4 can spark eye safety conversation with patients

July 2, 2019

Eye injuries from fireworks sent hundreds to emergency rooms in 2018. A surefire way to make patients' July 4 holiday sparkle is to educate them on eye safety. Read more >

Early diagnosis by doctors of optometry can provide a jump on IBD treatment

June 13, 2019

An estimated 3 million Americans were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Doctors of optometry add value to the team of health professionals who manage cases of IBD and colonic malignancies. Read more >

‘Legal’ doesn’t always mean ‘safe’ in drivers’ vision

June 13, 2019

Glaucoma patients were five times as likely to get in a motor vehicle accident compared to similarly aged drivers, per a new study that illustrates a glaring problem with drivers’ vision requirements. Read more >

Vision impairment, cognitive decline go hand in hand

June 6, 2019

Impaired vision creates obvious functional limitations among older adults, but could it also be associated with cognitive decline? Mounting evidence suggest clues may be found in the eyes. Read more >