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BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016

I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other people’s lives at least interesting and many times fascinating. I believe that this is one of the reasons that I love optometry. We are truly in the “people” business.

But beyond patient care, optometry has many other opportunities to meet other people and learn new things. From organized optometry meetings, like the local society, state associations and the American Optometric Association, to optometric education and the American Academy of Optometry, there are many opportunities to interface with other people, see other viewpoints and expand your horizons.

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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 group’s goal is…
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 to recently…
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 impact the stepping…

Survey shows awareness of blue light remains low

May 2, 2016
Results of a survey conducted by VSP Vision showed that the majority of parents are not aware of the impact of blue…
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Meeting News Coverage

Disruptive technology – Sometimes beneficial, sometimes ‘scary’

May 2, 2016
NEW YORK – A panel of experts discussed the industry’s resistance to change in light of technological…
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Study: Hypochlorous acid eliminates nearly all staph from lower lids

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – Saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid was found to reduce Staphylococcus overall from the skin…
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BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016
I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other…

Video

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…

NEI funds robotics to help the visually impaired

December 22, 2015
The National Institutes of Health announced it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots, which work cooperatively with people, as part…

NIH funds robot projects aimed at improving quality of life

December 7, 2015
The NIH has announced that it will spend $2.2 million to fund the development of robots that will help the elderly, the young and those with vision…

BLOG: Carotenoid supplements may benefit those at risk for Alzheimer’s

November 5, 2015
I came across an interesting story in the New York Times the other day, seemingly unrelated to the topic of this blog, blue light. The story…

ODs can help counsel visually impaired patients regarding driving cessation

November 2, 2015
Optometrists play an important role in talking to their patients with vision impairment regarding driving cessation and should involve the…

In the Journals

Low vision rehab improves visual field in children

October 5, 2015
Researchers concluded that low vision rehabilitation services in children result in significant improvements in visual field regardless of gender…

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