Letters to the Editor

Vision screening for all kids, exams for those in need

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
To the Editor: While debate on mandating comprehensive eye exams for children is welcome, I find the January commentary on this topic by Dr. Pierce…

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Pierce responds:

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2019
These statements miss the point that many children in the U.S. are living with significant psychosocial adversity, are socially isolated and are…

In the JournalsPerspective

Early surgery leads to higher rates of glaucoma in certain children

March 7, 2019
Cataract surgery in infants is associated with a high risk of secondary glaucoma, especially in eyes with associated microphthalmia, microcornea or…

In the Journals

Study shows efficacy of low-dose atropine to prevent myopia progression

February 12, 2019
Low-concentration atropine eye drops showed efficacy in reducing myopia progression with no adverse effect on vision-related quality of life in a…

Mississippi bill proposes eye exams for kids before first grade

February 11, 2019
An act that would amend Mississippi law to require a comprehensive eye examination for all students prior to entering or enrolling for the first time…

In the Journals

New center to drive improvements in provision of healthy vision

February 6, 2019
The Center for Vision and Population Health at Prevent Blindness has been established as a national coordinating body for effective practices…

In the Journals

Age, degree of myopia, axial elongation associated with myopic maculopathy

January 24, 2019
Researchers found that the development of myopic maculopathy in high myopia is associated with older age, higher myopic spherical equivalence and…

SightGlass Vision begins trial of novel eyeglasses to control myopia

January 24, 2019
SightGlass Vision announced that it is enrolling children in the U.S. and Canada for its clinical trial, CYPRESS, which will evaluate myopia control…

New myopia task force to establish care protocol

January 17, 2019
Essilor announced its establishment of the Myopia Taskforce to create a recommended and preferred method for comprehensive myopia care as part of the…

Sankaridurg named head of Global Myopia Centre

January 16, 2019
Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg has been appointed head of the Global Myopia Centre at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. “Professor…

Commentary

Optometrists must advocate for comprehensive eye exams for all children

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2019
Samuel D. Pierce, OD
A child comes to my office for their first eye examination, not as part of their health routine but because the child has been having issues at…

In the Journals

Study found amblyopia affects children’s self-perception

January 15, 2019
Children with amblyopia have a lower self-perception of scholastic, social and athletic competence, associated with lower reading speed and…

In the Journals

Study estimates productivity loss from global burden of myopia

January 11, 2019
Visual impairment due to uncorrected myopia leads to an estimated global productivity loss of approximately $250 billion per year, with the greatest…

In the Journals

Initial blurry vision in infants fundamental to normal visual development

January 3, 2019
Researchers propose that initial poor retinal acuity in infants may have adaptive value. They used a deep convolutional neural network trained on a…

In the Journals

Oculomotor system may adapt to head injuries

December 20, 2018
Subconcussive head impacts negatively affect near point of convergence; however, over time, the oculomotor system could adapt to subclinical brain…

Meeting News

Expert panel shares latest in myopia control research

December 20, 2018
Global authorities in myopia management shared the latest research and efforts to manage the growing prevalence of myopia, here at a…

AOA: Fee schedule affirms importance of comprehensive eye exams

December 18, 2018
CMS published its final rule for Medicare’s 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, and “the American Optometric Association and affiliates left…

NJ Senate committee passes preschool eye exam bill

December 17, 2018
The New Jersey Senate Education Committee passed a bill that directs the State Board of Education to require that children 6 years and younger…

Meeting News

New global coalition tackles myopia awareness

December 17, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Ophthalmic organizations and industry convened here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting to discuss a collaborative…

Letters to the Editor

All children deserve comprehensive exams

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
To the Editor: I read Dr. Suh’s article in the October 2018 issue of PCON (“Results with photoscreener shown comparable to…