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Rates of chlamydial conjunctivitis drop after CDC screening recommendations

October 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — In 1993, the CDC recommended routinely screening all pregnant women for Chlamydia trachomatis, or CT, which has significantly…

Our Children’s Vision ahead of schedule in providing eye care services

October 4, 2018
Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign to provide eye care to children, has reached 27 million children worldwide in just 2 years and is now…

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VIDEO: RightEye’s EyeQ Trainer in beta testing

October 3, 2018
LAS VEGAS – RightEye President Barbara Barclay said here at Vision Expo West that users are currently beta testing the second

Objective Acuity’s vision test shows promising study results

September 25, 2018
A trial conducted at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis showed a strong correlation between threshold visual acuity scores measured by…

BLOG: Autism and visual dysfunction

September 21, 2018
by Susan L. Daniel, OD According to the National Center for Health Statistics, one in every 45 children is now diagnosed with autism, compared to…

MiSight contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

September 19, 2018
CooperVision’s 4-year study results are promising for the company’s dual-focus myopia control 1-day soft contact lens in reducing the…

Think About Your Eyes summer campaign boosts site traffic

September 19, 2018
Think About Your Eyes announced that its summer campaign amassed 130 million media impressions. The TAYE website has seen a 200% increase in traffic…

In the Journals

Risk score may help identify schoolchildren at high risk for myopia

September 17, 2018
A newly developed risk score that combines environmental and ocular factors may help identify schoolchildren who are at high risk for myopia. A…

New technology empowers those visually impaired

September 13, 2018
Technology breakthroughs are helping enable those with vision loss to live more independently. Four recent announcements include a computer game to…

Vision Impact Institute, Cooper Institute partner on children’s vision

September 11, 2018
The Vision Impact Institute has announced a 1-year collaboration with the Cooper Institute. The collaborative effort, supported by a grant from the…

In the Journals

Smartphone photoscreening app for amblyopia consistent with screening technology

September 10, 2018
Smartphone photoscreening for amblyopia in pediatric patients using the GoCheck Kids application had positive predictive value comparable with other…

Brien Holden Vision Institute launches online myopia management guide

September 6, 2018
The Brien Holden Vision Institute has developed an online resource entitled “Guidelines for Myopia Management,” designed for eye care…

Computer game helps improve daily activities in the vision impaired

September 5, 2018
Eyelander, a free browser-based computer game, is available online to help young people with visual field loss caused by cerebral visual impairment…

In the Journals

BCVA improves in second decade despite muscle surgery in children with albinism

August 31, 2018
Extraocular muscle surgery done in children with albinism in the second decade of life did not affect improvement in best corrected visual acuity…

Prevent Blindness supports Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

August 29, 2018
Prevent Blindness reported that there were more than 30,000 estimated sports-related injuries in the U.S last year and has designated September as…

Lighthouse Guild offers back-to-school vision tips, hosts Twitter chat

August 29, 2018
Laura Sperazza, OD, director of low vision services at Lighthouse Guild, said the most important thing parents can do to protect their…

Study shows substantial increase in time spent looking at screens

August 28, 2018
The amount of time people spend looking at a screen has increased substantially, with Americans devoting nearly half of their waking hours to it. …

In the Journals

Ocular chlamydia rates increase after end of mass antibiotic distribution

August 24, 2018
The rate of trachoma, or ocular chlamydia, among children living in hyperendemic areas can be stalled with annual or biannual mass azithromycin…

Prevent Blindness focuses on kids’ eye health in August

August 23, 2018
Prevent Blindness, in partnership with the National Optometric Association, announced that August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness…

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…