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Receded near point of convergence not diagnostic of insufficiency

August 22, 2019
A receded near point of convergence in patients with chronic concussion-related symptoms is not a diagnostic of convergence insufficiency, according…

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Visual field loss, other vision deficits found to be sequelae of TBI

August 15, 2019
Convergence insufficiency, accommodative dysfunction and visual field loss are common sequelae of traumatic brain injury in the absence of eye…

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BLOG: What others can learn from my career-ending concussions

August 15, 2019
by Alecko Eskandarian My first concussion happened during my very first Major League Soccer game. I have no memory of that game at all; an…

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Risk of perceived discrimination higher in visually impaired older adults

August 8, 2019
Older adults who are visually impaired are at an increased risk of experiencing perceived discrimination in many areas of life, according to findings…

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Vision impairment linked to functional limitations from cognitive decline

August 6, 2019
Analysis of data from an annual state-based survey found that adults with vision impairment were 3.5 times more likely to report functional…

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Meta-analysis suggests more outdoor activity increases myopia control

August 5, 2019
Increasing weekly outdoor activity can reduce the risk of myopia onset and myopic shift, according to a meta-analysis of clinical studies. “Our…

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Outdoor exercise reduces myopia progression in school-age children

July 30, 2019
A 30-minute outdoor exercise program performed every school day for 1 year temporarily reduced the risk of myopia progression in children ages 6 to 7…

BLOG: What does the neck have to do with vision?

July 26, 2019
by June Chiang, OD It might seem surprising that an optometrist is interested in the biomechanics of the neck, shoulders and cervical spine…

Report shows ECPs are driving shift to daily disposable contact lenses

July 17, 2019
A new report from CooperVision indicates that 84% of the time a patient switches from a frequent replacement contact lens to a 1-day lens it is due…

Brief overviews available for myopia white papers

July 16, 2019
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education announced that it has published what it calls “5-minute overviews” of each recently…

Monthly toric contact lens available from Alcon

July 10, 2019
Alcon announced the launch of Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism in the U.S. The company said in a press release that the lens is indicated…

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Students read faster on paper vs. iPad

July 2, 2019
ST. LOUIS – Researchers found that students had significantly faster reading rates and total reading time on the same passage on paper compared…

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BLOG: Brain injury can relaunch long-dormant ‘system codes’

June 28, 2019
by Patti Andrich, MA, OTR/L, COVT, CINPP, and Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD When you were developing in your mother’s womb, you…

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VIDEO: RightEye tests teens in USA Baseball

June 24, 2019
ST. LOUIS – RightEye announced an extension of its partnership with USA Baseball here at Optometry’s Meeting. RightEye President Barbara

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Identifying visual effects of stroke essential to early intervention

June 24, 2019
More than half of all stroke survivors have problems with visual acuity. Vision screening and full visual assessment detected these issues within 5…

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Bausch + Lomb launches monthly toric multifocal

June 20, 2019
ST. LOUIS – Bausch + Lomb introduced Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism during a press conference

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Outgoing AOA president prioritizes comprehensive eye exams for 2020

June 20, 2019
ST. LOUIS – Alabama practitioner Samuel D. Pierce, OD, closes out his 2019-2020 term as president of the American Optometric Association

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Clinicians must make educated decisions about myopia control

June 10, 2019
Eye care providers treating children with myopia must be familiar with the issues surrounding controlling – or not controlling – the…

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BLOG: Tackling CTE requires changes in how we think about football

June 7, 2019
by Robert Cantu, MD Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head impacts, such as those…

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No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to myopia control

June 6, 2019
Experts who reviewed research on methods for controlling myopia progression concluded that no one treatment is completely effective in all patients…