Transitions offers doctor, patient information on solar eclipse

August 9, 2017
In preparation for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, Transitions Optical has released resources for eye care professionals so they are prepared to…

King-Devick partners with educational company on reading program

July 20, 2017
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will distribute King-Devick Technologies’ Reading Acceleration Program to students in grades 1 through 4 beginning…

Vision advocates need to redouble efforts on state, national levels

July 13, 2017
Individuals, agencies and organizations must take advantage of their positions to make a difference for the 21 million people in the U.S. with vision…

Meeting News

Binocular iPad games improve childhood amblyopia

July 12, 2017
Binocular games and movies that rebalance contrast are a promising option for treating amblyopia, according to research from Krista R. Kelly

Expert encourages worldwide efforts against worsening myopia epidemic

July 10, 2017
The incidence of myopia will grow to 50% of the world population, or 5 billion people, by 2050, and 10% will have high myopia if these trends…

In the Journals

Lower doses of atropine yield less rebound

July 9, 2017
Whereas level I evidence supports the use of topical atropine to prevent myopic progression of up to 1 D per year in pediatric patients, higher doses…

Low-dose atropine as effective, safer than higher doses for myopia

July 7, 2017
Low-dose atropine showed equal efficacy in slowing down myopia progression in children and had fewer side effects than higher doses in a large…

Industry struggling to meet WHO goal for avoidable visual impairment

July 6, 2017
The World Health Organization has set a global target for reducing the prevalence of avoidable vision impairment by 25%, using 2010 as the baseline…

Blog

BLOG: Thoughts on the Better Care Reconciliation Act

June 30, 2017
On June 22, 2017, the U.S. Senate Republicans released details on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. This act is very similar to the U.S. House…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ODs should proactively treat myopia

June 29, 2017
WASHINGTON – “Myopia is a disease that all of us as practitioners need to be proactively looking at what we can do,” Sally…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Panel participant shares China’s approach to myopia control

June 28, 2017
WASHINGTON – Thomas Aller, OD, who participated in a joint U.S.-China panel on myopia control here at Optometry’s Meeting, said that the…

Meeting News

AOA takes positions on telehealth, CE, NASEM report

June 28, 2017
WASHINGTON – The American Optometric Association’s House of Delegates adopted 12 resolutions here at Optometry’s Meeting. The…

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VIDEO: Eye track game helps improve reading

June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON – RightEye launched Maze Master here at Optometry’s Meeting. The game, “helps train the eyes of children who have…

Meeting News

Virtual, augmented reality have role in training, treatment

June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are being used for training in schools of optometry as well as for treatment of…

In the Journals

Meta-analysis confirms time outdoors may prevent myopia

June 16, 2017
A systematic review followed by meta-analysis and dose-responsive analysis provided evidence of the protective effect of time spent outdoors for…

Meeting News

Reduced visual acuity associated with a decline in reading efficiency

June 15, 2017
Researchers found that a significant decline in reading efficiency was associated with reduced visual acuity. The prospective, cross-sectional study…

Vision groups urge inclusion of preventive services in AHCA

June 15, 2017
Prevent Blindness, along with 100 other eye health organizations, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to retain the Affordable Care…

Contact lens slows myopia progression in 3-year study

June 14, 2017
Three-year data from CooperVision suggests that a new contact lens therapy substantially slows myopia progression and eye elongation in children as…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: IOL power selection more accurate in children left aphakic for 1 year

June 8, 2017
KIAWAH, S.C. — At Kiawah Eye 2017, Amanda L. Marzolf, MD, a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses a study done at

In the Journals

Incidence of corneal infiltrative events low in young children

June 6, 2017
The incidence of corneal infiltrative events in children is no higher than in adults, and in children 8 to 11 years old, rates may be even lower…