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.

American Academy of Optometry research highlights dry eye

January 18, 2018
The American Academy of Optometry meeting took place in October, but the 300+ hours of lectures and workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and…
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Neurostimulator increases tear production

January 9, 2018
CHICAGO – Two studies showed that the intranasal tear neurostimulator produced a significant increase in acute tear production, according to a…
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Morning dry eye may be caused by incomplete lid seal

January 4, 2018
CHICAGO – Patients with dry eye should be asked about symptoms upon waking and evaluated for incomplete lid seal, according to research…
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Filtering blue light may help regulate melatonin

December 19, 2017
CHICAGO – Blue light-filtering spectacle lenses were found to help regulate melatonin levels and may be used in certain populations to lessen…
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Ocular staining worse in dry eye patients with Sjögren’s syndrome

December 18, 2017
CHICAGO – Patients with Sjögren’s syndrome were found to have significantly worse ocular surface and Delphi global staining scores…
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Mural created at optometry meeting installed at research center

December 13, 2017
A 12-foot by 8-foot acrylic mural created by attendees and finished by artist John Park at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Chicago was…
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Omega-3 eye drop improves ocular dryness symptoms

December 11, 2017
CHICAGO – The use of an eye drop containing ALA omega-3 from flaxseed oil increased the lipid layer thickness and reduced symptoms of dryness…
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Study: Spectacle wearers liked wearing contacts while choosing glasses

November 21, 2017
CHICAGO – Patients who wore spectacles only reported positive experiences with frame selection while wearing temporary contact lenses, and many…
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Switch from multipurpose to hydrogen peroxide increases contact lens comfort

November 20, 2017
CHICAGO – Previous multipurpose contact lens solution users who were switched to a hydrogen peroxide solution for 3 weeks reported increased…
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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…