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AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016

The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that claim to offer refractive eye tests and issue prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.

The tests are being marketed to consumers as time-saving and cost-efficient, according to a press release from the association.

FDA clears REBIScan’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

June 22, 2016
The FDA has granted REBIScan market clearance through the de novo pathway for the Pediatric Vision Scanner, according to a press release. The hand-held Pediatric Vision…

Smartphone technology facilitates retinal exam in primary care

June 21, 2016
The use of smartphones as ophthalmoscopes with the D-Eye retinal adapter and app is user friendly and “may help revive retinal examination in primary care,”…

New technology may facilitate early detection of diabetes in the OD practice

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
Clinicians say a new diagnostic technology is allowing them to more quickly identify patients with diabetes and facilitate comanagement with the general practitioner…

AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016
The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that…
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Smartphone technology facilitates retinal exam in primary care

June 21, 2016
The use of smartphones as ophthalmoscopes with the D-Eye retinal adapter and app is user friendly and “may help…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma exams, treatment at community-based sites improve access to care

June 17, 2016
Researchers targeted individuals at risk for glaucoma in underserved Philadelphia communities, resulting in a detection…
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AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016
The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that claim to offer refractive eye…

FDA clears REBIScan’s Pediatric Vision Scanner

June 22, 2016
The FDA has granted REBIScan market clearance through the de novo pathway for the Pediatric Vision Scanner, according to a press release. The…

Smartphone technology facilitates retinal exam in primary care

June 21, 2016
The use of smartphones as ophthalmoscopes with the D-Eye retinal adapter and app is user friendly and “may help revive retinal examination in…

New technology may facilitate early detection of diabetes in the OD practice

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
Clinicians say a new diagnostic technology is allowing them to more quickly identify patients with diabetes and facilitate comanagement with the…

Social Media and the OD

How to create optimized content for your website

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
Much has been said of search engine optimization, but in an effort to help optometrists understand and be knowledgeable consumers, here I will define…

Low-tech wearable device addresses issues with patient compliance

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
A new modular device may help increase compliance rates among patients taking ocular medications. A study by Okeke and colleagues showed that 45% of…

Smartphone imager effective in nontraditional eye care settings

June 13, 2016
Researchers reported that the D-Eye, a smartphone imaging system, may be useful in situations where conventional fundus photography is not an option…

Handheld, wireless retinal scanner in development

June 10, 2016
The Photonics PPP platform is currently funding a European group of scientists in their efforts to develop a compact, cost-effective retinal scanner…

New Optovue imager combines OCT, angiography

June 8, 2016
Optovue announced the immediate availability of its AngioVue Retina imaging system. The proprietary system was designed to be a noninvasive, dyeless…

ASCRS launches Hill-RBF calculator for IOL power calculation in cataract surgery

June 7, 2016
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery has launched the Hill-RBF calculator, a device for calculating IOL power in cataract surgery…

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