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Adults with binocular vision dysfunction improved after vision therapy

August 17, 2016

Twelve weeks of computer vision therapy resulted in meaningful improvements for adults with binocular vision dysfunction caused by brain injury, according to a study in Optometry and Vision Science.

These findings, along with previous research, suggests the presence of neuroplasticity, the researchers wrote.

FDA News

CenterVue launches training module to aid low vision patients

July 28, 2016
CenterVue announced 510(k) clearance for its fixation training for the MAIA platform, a technology designed to help patients rehabilitate from vision loss using audio…
PCON Reports

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…
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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…
In the Journals

Ocular inflammation not relieved by punctal plugs, researchers say

August 22, 2016
While insertion of punctal plugs had minimal effect on tear cytokines and matrix metalloproteinase levels, punctal plug…
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In the Journals

Dry eye signs, symptoms improve with re-esterified omega-3

August 19, 2016
Researchers confirmed the improvement in the signs and symptoms for dry eye after 12 weeks and support the…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Contact Lens Health Week to support awareness for children, young adults

August 18, 2016
Bausch + Lomb plans to provide for students and eye care providers this upcoming school year by offering a portfolio of…
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In the Journals

Adults with binocular vision dysfunction improved after vision therapy

August 17, 2016
Twelve weeks of computer vision therapy resulted in meaningful improvements for adults with binocular vision dysfunction caused by brain injury…

FDA News

CenterVue launches training module to aid low vision patients

July 28, 2016
CenterVue announced 510(k) clearance for its fixation training for the MAIA platform, a technology designed to help patients rehabilitate from vision…

PCON Reports

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
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…

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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…

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