Meeting News

Wavefront refractions more effective in Down syndrome

October 30, 2017
CHICAGO – “Wavefront refractions are predicted to improve visual acuity in [those with Down syndrome] and can be used as an additional…

NEI focuses on time outdoors to prevent, slow myopia

October 26, 2017
A suspicion that near work may play a role in the development of myopia still lingers in the optometric community, but the benefits of time outdoors…

Macula, optic nerve defects common in congenital Zika syndrome

October 25, 2017
All infants with suspected congenital Zika syndrome have been found to have vision impairment, S. Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, PhD, assistant professor…

WCO: World governments must redouble commitment to eye care

October 19, 2017
Despite current efforts in eye care and vision health, as the world population increases and ages it could potentially lead to a threefold increase…

WCO: World governments must redouble commitment to eye care

October 12, 2017
Despite current efforts in eye care and vision health, as the world population increases and ages it could potentially lead to a threefold increase…

Meeting News

Dual focus contact reduces myopia progression

October 11, 2017
CHICAGO – A dual focus contact lens was found to significantly reduce myopia progression and axial elongation at 1, 2 and 3 years when compared…

In the Journals

Reduced central inner retinal function may predict myopia

October 10, 2017
Subclinical reduction of the central inner retinal function may be a myopigenic factor in children and predict myopia development, according to a…

World Sight Day Challenge continues through October

October 10, 2017
This month Optometry Giving Sight is supporting the World Sight Day Challenge, which encourages members of the vision care community to raise money…

Negative CDC report shows contact lens behavior lacking

October 6, 2017
More than 80% of contact lens wearers reported at least one behavior that puts them at risk for a contact lens-related eye infection, according to a…

Plusoptix launches pediatric vision screening device

October 2, 2017
Plusoptix has launched a vision screening device specifically for use in pediatric clinics. The device, Plusoptix S16, is specifically designed for…

At Issue

Clinicians anticipate distance-center multifocals for myopia control

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2017
“At Issue” asked a panel: Are multifocal contact lenses effective in managing myopia progression, and, as a result, are daily disposable…

BHVI, mark’ennovy announce international strategic partnership

September 7, 2017
The Brien Holden Vision Institute and mark’ennovy, a manufacturer of monthly contact lenses, have signed a global licensing agreement to create…

AOA ‘disappointed’ in USPSTF recommendations for vision screening

September 6, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, in a report released in JAMA Monday, recommended that clinicians screen children for amblyopia or its risk…

In the Journals

USPSTF recommends screening for lazy eye in children aged 3 to 5 years

September 5, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen children for amblyopia or its risk factors at least once while the child is…

In the Journals

Interventions in adulthood can improve binocular vision disorders

September 5, 2017
Patients with childhood binocular disorders may be able to achieve stereopsis with intervention in adulthood, according to researchers in Optometry

AOA supports annual comprehensive exams for all school-age kids

September 1, 2017
The American Optometric Association recently released its newly revised Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and…

In the Journals

Contact lens risk behaviors increase in young adulthood

August 23, 2017
Substantial percentages of adults and adolescents reported noncompliance with recommended contact lens storage case and lens replacement schedules…

Water activities leading cause of eye injuries from sports

August 22, 2017
More eye injuries occur from water- and pool-related activities than any other sport, according to a recent study from Prevent Blindness. Basketball…

Prevent Blindness advocates for essential health benefits, children’s vision

August 17, 2017
Prevent Blindness is committed to protecting the children’s vision benefits included in the Affordable Care Act as well as the critical…

Prevent Blindness recognizes significant efforts to improve children’s vision

August 14, 2017
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness awarded Sean P. Donahue, MD, PhD, with the third annual Bonnie…