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

Xiidra improved comfort in contact lens wearers with no complaints

November 15, 2017
CHICAGO – Subjects who comfortably wore monthly silicone hydrogel lenses reported improvements in a contact lens symptom questionnaire after 8…
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How to recognize neuropathic pain in the optometric practice

November 9, 2017
CHICAGO – Any optometrist can determine if a patient experiencing ocular pain has neuropathic pain in 4 minutes without special technology…
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Daily silicone hydrogel wearers find success with disposable hydrogels

November 9, 2017
CHICAGO – Subjects who typically wear reusable multifocal silicone hydrogels were more satisfied after 4 weeks of wearing a daily disposable…
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Panoramic imaging allows early detection of retinal disease

November 7, 2017
CHICAGO – The RHA from Annidas Corp. uses multispectral imaging to look at the retina in an en face manner, according to consultant Dorothy
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Essilor aims to increase patient satisfaction with progressives

November 6, 2017
CHICAGO – The Varilux X Series of progressive lenses is designed to provide simultaneous vision, according to Howard Purcell, OD
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Blue-blocking, neutral density filters equally effective for dry eye

October 31, 2017
CHICAGO – A neutral density filter was as effective as a blue-blocking filter at reducing symptoms of digital eye strain, according to a study…
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Wavefront refractions more effective in Down syndrome

October 30, 2017
CHICAGO – “Wavefront refractions are predicted to improve visual acuity in [those with Down syndrome] and can be used as an additional…
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Treating ocular surface may not be enough in dry eye

October 30, 2017
CHICAGO – Evaluating the ocular surface for local treatment is not enough, according to Anat Galor, MD. Nerve dysfunction must also be…
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Surgeon: MIGS fills gap between medications, invasive procedures

October 27, 2017
CHICAGO – “Our glaucoma drops aren’t that great, and our traditional glaucoma surgery isn’t that great. Enter minimally…
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VIDEO: Management group partners with private practices

October 24, 2017
CHICAGO – Ben Gaddie, OD, explains why he made the decision to join with Total Eye Care Partners, which helps practices with a medical…
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