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Listen and make no assumptions when treating older patients

Listen and make no assumptions when treating older patients
Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016

Among the 7.3 billion people worldwide in 2015, an estimated 8.5%, or 617.1 million, are 65 years or older, according to a recent report from the National Institutes of Health. This population of older adults is expected to increase more than 60% in just 15 years, to 1 billion people in 2030.

“Population aging, while due primarily to lower fertility, also reflects a human success story of increased longevity,” according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the NIH. “Today, living to age 70 or age 80 is no longer a rarity in many parts of the world.”

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Every optometrist should take on low vision patients in primary care, says OD

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – “As you’re aware, the population is aging and, thus, the criticality of treating our older patients is in crisis…we need every…

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…
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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 improvement in their…
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Optical tests may serve as biomarkers in mTBI

July 14, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that pupillary light reflex and near point of convergence may serve as objective…
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Study finds marketing affects prescribing behavior

July 13, 2016
BOSTON – Optometrists earned more than $18 million in 2014 as a result of financial relationships with the…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

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Alcon launches daily disposable multifocal

July 14, 2016
Alcon introduced Dailies Total1 Multifocal contact lenses, which are designed to address end-of-day dryness and…
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Listen and make no assumptions when treating older patients

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Among the 7.3 billion people worldwide in 2015, an estimated 8.5%, or 617.1 million, are 65 years or older, according to a recent report from the…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Every optometrist should take on low vision patients in primary care, says OD

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – “As you’re aware, the population is aging and, thus, the criticality of treating our older patients is in crisis…we…

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

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…

New smart glasses designed to aid patients with low vision

May 19, 2016
NuEyes and Osterhout Design Group announced the release of portable smart glasses for patients with low vision. Osterhout Design Group (ODG) combined…

BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016
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VIDEO: Researchers aim to remove functional barriers for low vision patients

April 7, 2016
Laura Walker, PhD, said the Envision Research Institute is dedicated to looking at applied research in low vision for individuals of all ages. The…

In the Journals

One in six older adults at risk for major drug interaction

April 4, 2016
Older adults' use of prescription medications and dietary supplements, and their concurrent use of interacting medications, has increased, according…

In the Journals

Blur increases risk of trip, fall among older individuals

March 23, 2016
In older adults, researchers discovered that increasing gaze position farther ahead from stepping locations and the presence of blur negatively…

Telescope implant helps end-stage AMD patients remain independent longer

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2016
Optometrists specializing in low vision are working with retinal and corneal surgeons and occupational therapists to restore central vision in…

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