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 >

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 >

20 most-read stories of 2018

January 3, 2019

Re-live optometry’s biggest moments of the year. 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 >

Paraoptometric certification can boost a career

January 2, 2019

The AOA offers four certification programs for optometric staff. Each program requires successful completion of an examination prepared and administered by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC), with the assistance of the Professional Testing Corporation®. Read more >