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…

Brien Holden Vision Institute launches Global Myopia Centre

November 28, 2018
Brien Holden Vision Institute announced the launch of its online resource platform, Global Myopia Centre, which is intended to educate eye care…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Axial elongation should be used as benchmark in myopia control studies

November 20, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – “We tend to assess progression of myopia through examination of refractive error, but we think axial elongation is a…

BLOG: Six warning signs of neurological problems in infants

November 16, 2018
by Karen E. Love, OD One of the reasons eye exams are recommended for infants between 6 and 12 months old is that this is a time when babies’…

Meeting News

Vergence, accommodation influence sideline concussion testing

November 16, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Researchers found accommodation and vergence deficits in children and adolescents after concussion, which influence sideline…

Meeting NewsVideo

Multifocal contact lens dramatically reduces myopia progression

November 13, 2018
SAN ANTONIO – Interim results of a prospective study on the use of the NaturalVue Multifocal daily disposable contact lens in children showed…

Santen launches Verkazia in Europe to treat VKC in children

November 13, 2018
Santen U.K. Ltd. announced the launch of Verkazia eye drops in Europe for the treatment of severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis in adolescents and…

Meeting News

‘Staggering’ differences exist in public health approaches to myopia control

November 9, 2018
SAN ANTONIO –CooperVision is working with government and regulatory bodies in the U.S. and abroad to improve public health approaches and…

Seva Foundation sends delegates worldwide for World Sight Day

November 1, 2018
Seva Foundation sent delegates to Nepal, India and Guatemala to coincide with World Sight Day on Oct. 11 to improve global eye health and prevent and…

Optometrist, TAYE initiative increase awareness of vision health

November 1, 2018
In conjunction with Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness initiative, Justin Bazan, OD, is bringing attention to the importance of…

WCO supports Children’s Vision Campaign

October 30, 2018
The World Council of Optometry called for governments to redouble the commitment to eye care and increase eye health services accessibility for all…

Meeting News

Surgeon advocates early referral for pediatric cross-linking

October 30, 2018
CHICAGO — Corneal cross-linking should be considered in pediatric patients at diagnosis of clinically identifiable keratoconus, a speaker here…

Perspectives on GlaucomaPerspective

Latanoprost shows long-term safety in pediatric patients

October 30, 2018
Latanoprost showed an acceptable safety profile in a cohort of children with glaucoma and elevated IOP. It was generally better tolerated and had…

Meeting News

Low-dose atropine effective in slowing myopia progression

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Low doses of atropine are the most effective in slowing myopia progression, according to a speaker here. Multiple studies comparing…

Perspectives on GlaucomaPerspective

Researchers find early predictors of long-term outcomes in childhood glaucoma

October 29, 2018
Early findings can predict long-term IOP control and visual acuity outcomes in primary and secondary childhood glaucoma and provide the data for a…

Essilor shows myopia trailer in movie theatres

October 17, 2018
Essilor of America is showing an educational trailer in 1,800 movie theatres around the U.S. in October in an effort to raise awareness and promote…

Results with photoscreener shown comparable to comprehensive exam

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2018
Donny W. Suh, MD
In Omaha, as with many other cities across the country, we continue to have a significant number of school-age children who are not receiving any…

Major ophthalmic companies launch campaigns for World Sight Day

October 11, 2018
Johnson & Johnson Vision, ABB Optical Group and Essilor of America are three of the companies participating in World Sight Day, a day dedicated…