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AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016

The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that claim to offer refractive eye tests and issue prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.

The tests are being marketed to consumers as time-saving and cost-efficient, according to a press release from the association.

CooperVision Biofinity XR toric available nationwide

June 13, 2016
CooperVision announced the expanded availability of its Biofinity XR toric contact lenses to all U.S. practitioners, according to a press release. The Biofinity XR…
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Hydrogen peroxide solution may improve lid papillae in silicone hydrogel wearers

June 8, 2016
Patients wearing silicone hydrogel contact lenses and using Alcon’s Clear Care hydrogen peroxide solution for 3 months showed greater reductions in lid papillae…

Former AOA President, OGS advocate, Vic Connors passes

June 7, 2016
Former American Optometric Association president and board of trustees’ member Victor J. Connors, OD, passed away on Monday. He was a native of Wonewoc, WI…

AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016
The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that…
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Smartphone technology facilitates retinal exam in primary care

June 21, 2016
The use of smartphones as ophthalmoscopes with the D-Eye retinal adapter and app is user friendly and “may help…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma exams, treatment at community-based sites improve access to care

June 17, 2016
Researchers targeted individuals at risk for glaucoma in underserved Philadelphia communities, resulting in a detection…
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AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016
The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that claim to offer refractive eye…

CooperVision Biofinity XR toric available nationwide

June 13, 2016
CooperVision announced the expanded availability of its Biofinity XR toric contact lenses to all U.S. practitioners, according to a press release…

In the Journals

Hydrogen peroxide solution may improve lid papillae in silicone hydrogel wearers

June 8, 2016
Patients wearing silicone hydrogel contact lenses and using Alcon’s Clear Care hydrogen peroxide solution for 3 months showed greater…

Former AOA President, OGS advocate, Vic Connors passes

June 7, 2016
Former American Optometric Association president and board of trustees’ member Victor J. Connors, OD, passed away on Monday. He was a native of…

In the Journals

Comfort, visual quality found equal contributors to presbyopic contact lens dropout

June 7, 2016
In a presbyopic population, dissatisfaction with vision and discomfort were reported equally as often as primary reasons for discontinuation…

In the Journals

Study: Ortho-K lenses should not increase microbial keratitis risk

June 6, 2016
Researchers found that ortho-K lens wear has no physiological effect on the normal flora, and its use should not increase the risk of microbial…

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Researchers say scleral contacts are well accepted by keratoconic patients

June 6, 2016
Researchers reported that patients with keratoconus experience less dryness with scleral lenses, but slightly more than half experienced midday…

In the Journals

Diquafosol for contact lens-related dry eye a ‘promising option’ researchers say

June 2, 2016
Soft contact lens wearers with dryness experienced improved biomarkers of membrane-associated mucins, tear film break-up time, and staining of the…

In the Journals

Eyeglass-mounted camera aids people with low vision

May 23, 2016
Patients with low vision who used a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology mounted on their eyeglasses experienced dramatic…

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Dual polymer tear relieves symptoms in evaporative, aqueous-deficient dry eye

May 13, 2016
SEATTLE – Patients with evaporative or non-evaporative dry eye experienced improvement in signs and symptoms after treatment with a…

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