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 21, 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 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 >

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 >

‘Lyme’ light focuses on notorious tickborne disease

March 11, 2019

Do you know the ocular signs of Lyme disease? It’s uncommon, but Lyme disease can affect the eyes in different ways. With tick season around the corner—and becoming more widespread—consider this refresher course. Read more >

Remind patients to practice healthy contact lens habits during travel and vacations

March 4, 2019

Provide contact lens wearers with a packing list to protect their eyes. Read more >

Saving vision is what we do

February 27, 2019

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to amp up our message to the public: Regular, in-person, comprehensive eye examinations, performed by doctors of optometry, are essential to your health. Read more >

Are you asking your patients about their e-cigarette use?

February 27, 2019

Rates of vaping have reached epidemic proportions and the government is stepping up its efforts to snuff out e-cigarette use among young people. Read more >