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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015

Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with illnesses or disabilities, according to recently published data in The Lancet.

“The world has made great progress in health, but now the challenge is to invest in finding more effective ways of preventing or treating the major causes of illness and disability,” Theo Vos, MD, MSc, PhD, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at University of Washington, said in a press release.

ASCO honors Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr.

August 5, 2015
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry announced its 2015 Special Recognition Awards during the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle, according…

Vision Impact Institute registers as non-profit

August 4, 2015
The Vision Impact Institute announced several developments following the organization's first advisory board meeting of the year in July.As detailed in its press…

FDA approves device allowing blind people to 'see' with their tongues

July 7, 2015
The FDA granted marketing clearance for a device that can aid in orienting the blind with an intra-oral device, according to a press release issued by the agency.The…
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AOA recognizes Carr, Heitmeier, Than

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association bestowed its annual awards upon a number of honorees for their…
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Wolynski

Wearable technology targets patients with low vision

June 25, 2015
SEATTLE – The term “wearable technology” brings to mind heads-up displays such as GoogleGlass and…
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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than…

ASCO honors Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr.

August 5, 2015
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry announced its 2015 Special Recognition Awards during the organization’s annual meeting in…

Vision Impact Institute registers as non-profit

August 4, 2015
The Vision Impact Institute announced several developments following the organization's first advisory board meeting of the year in July.As detailed…

FDA approves device allowing blind people to 'see' with their tongues

July 7, 2015
The FDA granted marketing clearance for a device that can aid in orienting the blind with an intra-oral device, according to a press release issued…
Than Meeting News Coverage

AOA recognizes Carr, Heitmeier, Than

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association bestowed its annual awards upon a number of honorees for their contributions to optometry on…
Wolynski Meeting News Coverage

Wearable technology targets patients with low vision

June 25, 2015
SEATTLE – The term “wearable technology” brings to mind heads-up displays such as GoogleGlass and augmented and virtual reality…

NEI commits to develop noninvasive imaging technology

May 25, 2015
The National Eye Instituted announced that it will provide $3.8 million in 2015 and up to $17.9 million over the next 5 years to support five…
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO Commentary

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision care, died on April 7. He was…
Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

Optometric community mourns loss of Rosenbloom

April 16, 2015
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, FAAO, a Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board member and pioneer of low vision care, died on April 7. He was…
Meeting News Coverage

Telescope implant receives expanded indication, reimbursement

March 27, 2015
NEW YORK – VisionCare announced here at Vision Expo East that the FDA expanded the indication for its telescope implant to include patients as…
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