Optometry's Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Optometry's Meeting. 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.
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AOA creates institute to guide eye health policy

June 26, 2017
The American Optometric Association announced the launch of the AOA Health Policy Institute, a policy think tank to develop evidence-based research…
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Torres: ‘Don’t put an age limit on your dreams’

June 24, 2017
WASHINGTON – Swimmer Dara Torres won 12 medals in five Olympic competitions, gaining much of her fame for being the oldest swimmer on the U.S…
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VIDEO: SLT viable first-line glaucoma treatment

June 24, 2017
WASHINGTON – Nate Lighthizer, OD, gave a workshop on lasers here at Optometry’s Meeting, discussing and teaching ODs how to perform…
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New therapies target dry eye, conjunctivitis, redness, presbyopia

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, reported on new and up-and-coming ocular therapeutics at a continuing education session here at…
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VIDEO: Amniotic membrane speeds healing

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – Josh Johnston, OD, said he uses Bio-Tissue’s Prokera, an amniotic membrane, for treating filamentary keratitis with severe…
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Virtual, augmented reality have role in training, treatment

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are being used for training in schools of optometry as well as for treatment of…
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Public awareness campaign brings 1 million more eye exams

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign brought in 1.1 million new eye exams in 2016, Vision Council Chief Operating…
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VIDEO: Treat inflammation with gamma linolenic acid

June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – No matter where the inflammation associated with meibomian gland dysfunction is coming from, you need to attack it at its base…
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Outgoing AOA president: Advocate for the doctor-patient relationship

June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – “Optometry has made amazing progress due to the incredible advocacy work our members do in each of our states and here in…
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AOA bestows top awards at annual meeting

June 22, 2017
WASHINGTON – Here at Optometry’s Meeting, the American Optometric Association recognized a group of professionals who have contributed…