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ODs support Maryland digital device use law for public schools

February 24, 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly will hear legislation Feb. 24 that directs the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to craft safety guidelines for the use of digital devices in Maryland public schools.

The legislation, HB866, “Primary and secondary education – Health and safety guidelines and procedures – Digital devices,” has 25 co-sponsors and broad bipartisan support, according to a press release from the advocacy group Screens and Kids. Delegate Steven Arentz (R-District 36) sponsored the legislation.

CooperVision’s 2017 Best Practices Honorees

February 20, 2017
Every year CooperVision Inc. recognizes optometry industry leaders who have forged new pathways to success in the face of industry changes and increased competition…

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the 4.1 million…
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Future ocular allergy drug delivery methods may eliminate compliance issues

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2017
“Eye drops are about as far from the ideal drug delivery mechanism as you can get,” John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, a specialist in cornea, external ocular…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 2

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ODs support Maryland digital device use law for public schools

February 24, 2017
The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly will hear legislation Feb. 24 that directs the state Department of Health and…

CooperVision’s 2017 Best Practices Honorees

February 20, 2017
Every year CooperVision Inc. recognizes optometry industry leaders who have forged new pathways to success in the face of industry changes and…

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the…

PCON Reports

Future ocular allergy drug delivery methods may eliminate compliance issues

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2017
“Eye drops are about as far from the ideal drug delivery mechanism as you can get,” John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, a specialist in…

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Time-release delivery is the future of allergy management

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Today marked a milestone. My 2010 Saab turned over 100,000 miles. While I’m sure many of you are thinking, “What’s this guy doing…

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BLOG: OD recommends Adwords over Facebook advertising

February 15, 2017
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, shares his experience with advertising a frame line using Facebook, indicating that it was unsuccessful. “In my…

BLOG: The optical management of ocular disorders

February 13, 2017
In my early years in practice, I worked with a multispecialty ophthalmology practice in a hospital setting. We had plenty of ophthalmologists…

BHVI researches virtual refractor

February 8, 2017
Simulated learning environments such as the Brien Holden Vision Institute Virtual Refractor are being developed to augment traditional learning and…

Generational differences in blue light attitudes exist, survey says

February 7, 2017
Harmful blue light protection is valued across generations, but is thought to be less urgent in Baby Boomers, according to findings from a 2017…

Applied Genetic Technologies partners with Bionic Sight

January 30, 2017
Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. announced that it has entered into a strategic research and development collaboration with Bionic Sight. The…

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