American Academy of Optometry

Healio brings you the highlights from American Academy of Optometry. Refer back to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Optometry Giving Sight examines underserved in Tanzania

February 15, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Executives from Optometry Giving Sight shared details of its vision screening and outreach program in the Lake Zone area of…
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American Board of Optometry implements Continuous Assessment Program

February 4, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – The American Board of Optometry is replacing its 10-year recertification exam and current maintenance of certification program…
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Spark initiative raises awareness of genetic testing for retinal disease

February 1, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Spark Therapeutics announced the launch of a digital resource intended to raise awareness and provide education about the…
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Virtual visual field test introduced

January 31, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Virtual Field launched its virtual reality platform for visual field testing during a press conference here at the American…
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MacuLogix releases guide for diagnosing, managing AMD

January 21, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – MacuLogix introduced here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting a practical guide to help clinicians apply the standard of…
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Konan introduces objective visual field analyzer

January 18, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Konan previewed the ObjectiveField analyzer here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting. Patients undergoing testing see a…
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Consider biologics for treating noninfectious uveitis

January 7, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Biologic agents are an important new class of medications available for treating noninfectious uveitis, David K. Scales
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Telemedicine improves access for patients, clinicians

January 3, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – “Telemedicine will change the way health care is delivered globally,” Anthony Cavallerano, OD, FAAO
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High rate of complications, disease found in ‘asymptomatic’ contact lens wearers

December 31, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – More than 82% of asymptomatic, successful soft contact lens wearers were found to have some type of complication, according to a…
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Expert panel shares latest in myopia control research

December 20, 2018
Global authorities in myopia management shared the latest research and efforts to manage the growing prevalence of myopia, here at a…