The AMD, aspirin balancing act

July 29, 2019

More evidence suggests the benefits of aspirin use in mitigating cardiovascular risks outweighs any possible risk of exacerbating AMD, per a new study analyzing AREDS patients. Read more >

EPA regulations will soon affect optometric practices

July 25, 2019

Revised EPA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, scheduled to take effect Aug. 21, will affect optometric practices. Here’s what you need to know to be compliant. Read more >

Novel contact lens design tracks IOP for continuous 24-hour period

July 25, 2019

A new and innovative design for a soft contact lens, with an embedded micro-fluidic channel, may be the novel solution to monitoring intraocular pressure throughout the course of a day. Read more >

Championing children’s eye care

July 24, 2019

It is critical that every child receives an in-person, comprehensive eye examination by an eye doctor in their first year of life and before school or sooner if their doctor recommends it. Vision has an enormous impact on social, motor, cognitive and academic achievement, and doctors of optometry can help ensure a successful future. Read more >

That burnt-out feeling? Could be heaping EHR messages

July 23, 2019

If a perpetually full inbox of EHR messages and unresolved tasks gives you nightmares, be forewarned that it may increase risk of burnout. A new study makes the case for improved EHR workflow. Read more >

DOC Access Act fights harmful vision plan abuses

July 17, 2019

H.R. 3762, the Dental and Optometric Care Access Act, seeks to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, restoring patients’ and doctors’ control over important care decisions. Read more >