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BLOG: How functional neurology and optometry can work together

December 6, 2019
by David Rosenthal, DC, FICPA, FIBFN-CND Functional neurology practitioners use clinical rehabilitation techniques and physical manipulation to…

Breakthrough device designation issued for RightEye’s Parkinson’s assessment system

December 3, 2019
The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to the RightEye Vision System, an oculomotor test to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease…

In the Journals

Most children’s digital media use exceeds AAP guidelines

November 25, 2019
The average amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile device exceeds AAP recommendations, according survey data…

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BLOG: Neuro-ophthalmology perspective on concussion management

November 22, 2019
by Eric L. Singman, MD , PhD Historically, neuro-ophthalmologists have not embraced the comprehensive management of patients…

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OCT changes minimally related to visual acuity variation

November 21, 2019
Changes in central subfield thickness may account for only a low percentage of total variations in visual acuity changes, according to findings…

FDA News

FDA approves contact lens to slow myopia progression

November 18, 2019
The FDA approved CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day contact lens to slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years old. This daily wear…

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VIDEO: New trifocal IOL provides near, intermediate, distance vision

November 18, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The recently released AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal IOL from Alcon is now available in the U.S., Mo Merchea, OD, PhD, MBA, said…

Meeting News

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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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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BLOG: Hemianopia or spatial neglect – can you tell the difference?

November 8, 2019
by Penelope S. Suter, OD, FCOVD, FNORA Visual spatial neglect is a disturbance in the perception of space due to inattention to that area…

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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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VIDEO: Visual skills correlated to at-plate performance in baseball

November 4, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Visual processing speeds and oculomotor skills are critical to baseball players’ at-plate performance, according to a…

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VIDEO: Alcon launches Precision1 daily disposable contacts

November 1, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Alcon is in the first phases of the launch of Precision1 daily disposable contact lenses, Sean Clark, general manager of the…

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VIDEO: SightGlass Vision details development of spectacles for myopia control

October 30, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – SightGlass Vision chief medical officer, Joe Rappon, OD, MS, FAAO, traced the development of the company’s spectacle…

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WHO: Need exists for data and accessible, affordable eye care

October 24, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The World Health Organization feels challenged and feels a sense of urgency in light of the findings in its World Vision…

Ophthalmic industry recognizes World Sight Day

October 22, 2019
Industry members and ophthalmic organizations recognized World Sight Day with public relations efforts, fundraisers, policies and briefings. Alcon…

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BLOG: An undiagnosed concussion is an untreated concussion

October 21, 2019
by Jeffrey J. Milroy, MPH, DrPH Although there are four million sport-related concussions reported annually, these likely represent only…

Follow fitting guides, manage expectations with multifocal contacts

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Michael Cymbor, OD, FAAO
Presbyopia is on the rise as our world’s population matures. By next year, the worldwide prevalence is expected to be 1.37 billion (Fricke et…

Optometry industry supports World Sight Day

October 9, 2019
Members of the ophthalmic industry have joined to support and recognize World Sight Day, which is officially commemorated on Oct. 10 this year. The…

Study of spectacle lenses to slow myopia underway

October 8, 2019
SightGlass Vision Inc. is conducting a 3-year clinical trial of novel spectacle lenses to reduce myopia progression in children, according to a…