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…

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Esotropia, ductions worsened in patients undergoing decompression surgery

August 10, 2017
Decompression surgery yielded worsening of both esotropia and ductions, according to a study. The retrospective cohort study aimed to describe…

In the Journals

BLINK will investigate optical ramifications of soft multifocals on myopia control

August 10, 2017
Currently ongoing, the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids study is a 3-year, NIH-sponsored, double-masked, randomized clinical trial to determine…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…