Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care.Read more >

January 17, 2019

Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days.Read more >

January 16, 2019

Comprehensive diabetes care

The AOA’s chief public health officer outlays a road map to the future of optometric care for patients with diabetes.Read more >

January 14, 2019

OTC cold, flu care: What patients don’t know can hurt them

Glaucoma patients are routinely advised against taking certain medications, but come cold and flu season, some may reach for popular OTC drugs without realizing the risk to their eyesight.Read more >

January 10, 2019

The outlook for contact lenses

According to an AOA survey, over 93 percent of responding doctors of optometry fit contact lenses in 2017.Read more >

January 7, 2019

Diet soda habit associated with blinding diabetes complications

Diet soda isn’t necessarily a ‘healthier’ alternative to sugary soft drinks, and now a small-scale study shows high consumption of these artificially sweetened drinks might actually be associated with increased odds of severe diabetic eye complications. Read more >

January 3, 2019

Diabetes in young patients

Study calls the uptick of diabetes in youth ‘a substantial clinical and public health burden.’Read more >

December 24, 2018