Report shows disconnect in ECP-patient expectations for 1-day silicone hydrogels

August 22, 2018
A new report from CooperVision shows common misconceptions held by eye care professionals on 1-day silicone hydrogel contact lenses. “The…

Letters to the Editor

Déjà vu all over again

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2018
To the Editor: “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” (George Santayana).

In the Journals

Significant correlation found between visual deficits, dyslexia

August 14, 2018
Deficits in visual functioning are more prevalent in children affected by developmental dyslexia, according to a group comparison observational study…

Ocutech releases autofocusing bioptic for the visually impaired

August 14, 2018
Ocutech has announced a limited release of its VES Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Telescope, a telescopic vision solution for patients with visual…

In the Journals

Ortho-K requires specialized training for success

August 9, 2018
Myopia prevalence in U.S. adults has increased from 25% in 1979 to 41% in 2004, according to a review covering the development of orthokeratology…

In the Journals

Long-term consequences of lenses for myopia control unknown

August 9, 2018
Studies involving overnight and daily wear contact lenses have shown promise for reducing myopia and suppressing axial length in children, but…

In the Journals

Study shows escalating incidence of myopia in Chinese children

August 7, 2018
A study involving a large cohort of Chinese schoolchildren 7 to 15 years old showed escalating incidence of myopia and high myopia, starting in the…

Blog

BLOG: 5 reasons to refer to a neuro-optometric rehabilitation OD

August 3, 2018
by Shirley Ha, HBSc, OD, FCOVD Here are five situations that are relatively common in clinical practice where a referral to or a consult with a…

Surveillance system aims to accurately estimate vision impairment

August 3, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System leverages new and existing data sources to help patients, health care professionals…

In the Journals

Vision loss strongly associated with declining cognition, study shows

August 2, 2018
Age-related loss of vision leads to decline of cognitive function, according to a study involving 2c520 adults 65 to 85 years old and living in the…

EyeQue completes Series B funding

July 31, 2018
EyeQue announced that the Series B round of funding has closed, and $11.2 million was raised from existing investors, bringing the company’s…

BHVI, WCO partner for Myopia Awareness Week

July 25, 2018
Brien Holden Vision Institute announced a partnership with the World Council of Optometry that will center around a campaign to promote Myopia…

Meeting News

Survey: Most ODs choose silicone hydrogel over hydrogel 1-day lenses

July 3, 2018
DENVER – The majority of optometrists would prescribe daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses to most of their patients, according to…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Discuss color contacts with your patients

July 2, 2018
DENVER – Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, partnered with Alcon to discuss the Air Optix Colors Gemstone…

Meeting News

Vision advocates study commercial driver safety in India

June 26, 2018
DENVER – The Vision Impact Institute is finalizing a study on commercial driver safety in India, global executive director, Kristan Gross

Meeting News

Visioneering Technologies expands daily disposable multifocal parameters

June 23, 2018
DENVER – Visioneering Technologies announced that its NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses are now available in plus powers. The…

Meeting News

PR campaign impacts eye health

June 22, 2018
DENVER – Steve Loomis, OD, told the American Optometric Association’s House of Delegates that the Think About Your Eyes public relations…

Meeting NewsVideo

Identify patients at highest risk for myopia progression

June 21, 2018
DENVER – Myopia is increasing in prevalence globally as well as in the U.S., Christopher Wolfe, OD, said here at Optometry’s Meeting…

Meeting News

Time outdoors reduces myopia risk in subset of children

May 31, 2018
Researchers have found that nonmyopic children 7 to 10 years old have a significantly reduced risk of myopia onset if they spend more time outdoors…

In the Journals

Provision of eyeglasses in rural China improves school performance

May 23, 2018
A hospital-based vision center set up in a rural area of China provided refraction screening and free spectacles to children, showing how such…