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.

VIDEO: Spectacle acuity can help guide contact lens selection in keratoconus

November 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. — John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, said best corrected spectacle acuity is a great metric for determining what type of…
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U.S. must improve surveillance of vision problems

November 14, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. must do a better job at identifying the true magnitude of the vision problem in the country, Sandra Block, OD, MPH
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Consider underlying conditions with MGD

November 13, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Clinicians should consider rosacea in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction, according to a speaker here at the
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Speaker: Ophthalmic professions must address uncorrected refractive error together

November 12, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical technicians and orthoptists must work together to address the problem of uncorrected…
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VIDEO: New artificial tear for contact lens wearers, non-wearers

November 11, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Whitney Hauser, OD, said she has been prescribing Allergan’s new artificial tear, Refresh Relieva, for her patients. She…

VIDEO: Eyevance co-founder highlights recent activities

November 8, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Eyevance Pharmaceuticals has completed seven transactions over the last 2 years that have resulted in the company bringing 10…
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VIDEO: ODs can manage a variety of headache presentations

November 7, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Richard B. Mangan, OD, FAAO; Jim Fanelli, OD, FAAO; and Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOC, participated in a panel…
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Economic development, education will lead to increase in myopia

November 6, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The prevalence of myopia is estimated at 33% in the U.S., 40% in Europe and 80% in Asia, but an increase is expected to occur…
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Meibomian gland segmentation may precede atrophy

November 5, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Meibomian gland segmentation may be an early sign of dysfunction, according to a poster presented here at the American Academy…
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VIDEO: Study shows patients prefer Acuvue Oasys with Transitions over spectacles

November 5, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The majority of subjects in a study involving Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Lenses and spectacle lenses said they wanted to…