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Washington Redskins’ sports vision consultant: Don’t fear embracing your role in concussion rehab

July 1, 2016

BOSTON – “We shouldn’t be afraid to take ownership of concussion…As optometrists, we could really do some great good," Keith Smithson, OD, said here at Optometry’s Meeting. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s not a direct on-the-sideline concussion detection…but we are an integral part of vision rehab of an athlete with concussion and with the vision systems associated with concussion.”

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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…
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Pattern ERG is a vital test to look at ganglion cells, says OD

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – Here at Optometry’s Meeting, Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO, discusses Diopsys ERG, which provides information about the inner retinal cells of the…
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Future technology may allow optometrists to detect Alzheimer’s disease

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Neuropsychologist and neuroscientist Peter J. Snyder, PhD, said SD-OCT may eventually allow optometrists to screen for Alzheimer’s disease. In his…
In the Journals

Study shows nearly 10 million highly myopic adults in US

June 27, 2016
Researchers determined a population burden of approximately 9.6 million adults with high myopia, 817,829 adults with…
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Optometry pioneer Alden N. Haffner, OD, dies at 87

June 23, 2016
Alden N. Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO , passed away at the age of 87 on June 22, according to an announcement from the…
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AAO revises screening guidelines for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

June 23, 2016
The American Academy of Ophthalmology revised its recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine…
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Meeting News CoverageVideo

Washington Redskins’ sports vision consultant: Don’t fear embracing your role in concussion rehab

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – “We shouldn’t be afraid to take ownership of concussion…As optometrists, we could really do some great good,"…

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…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Pattern ERG is a vital test to look at ganglion cells, says OD

July 1, 2016
BOSTON – Here at Optometry’s Meeting, Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO, discusses Diopsys ERG, which provides information about the inner…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Future technology may allow optometrists to detect Alzheimer’s disease

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Neuropsychologist and neuroscientist Peter J. Snyder, PhD, said SD-OCT may eventually allow optometrists to screen for…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Ferrucci: ODs play important role in diabetes for whole body health, not just vision

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, discusses the systemic aspects of diabetes here at Optometry’s Meeting. Ferrucci is chief of…

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AOA awards Seelye, Farias at annual meeting

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – The American Optometric Association bestowed its top awards to four optometrists and one paraoptometric technician here at…

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With echolocation, the blind use sound energy to see

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Daniel Kish discussed here at Optometry’s Meeting how he uses echolocation to “see” his surroundings through the…

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BLOG: What do patients want to hear?

June 27, 2016
Blogger Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, discusses the top two areas that patients are most curious about when it comes to their vision health. In…

Optometry pioneer Alden N. Haffner, OD, dies at 87

June 23, 2016
Alden N. Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO , passed away at the age of 87 on June 22, according to an announcement from the American Academy of Optometry…

In the Journals

AAO revises screening guidelines for chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

June 23, 2016
The American Academy of Ophthalmology revised its recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine retinopathy based on new…

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