Systolic vs. diastolic readings

World Heart Day is Sept. 29, and by measuring patients’ blood pressure during preliminary testing, doctors of optometry can spot conditions earlier and help patients maintain a heart-healthy life.Read more >

September 23, 2019

Paraoptometrics have key role in scope expansion

Doctors of optometry and paraoptometrics should work hand in hand to meet future demands of patients.Read more >

September 19, 2019

Reversing trends: Prediabetes to normoglycemia can lessen microvascular complication risk

Bringing prediabetic patients back to normoglycemia may lower the risk of microvascular disease, including retinopathy, years later, research claims.Read more >

September 18, 2019

2020 updates to the ICD-10 code set

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ICD-10 Coordination Committee works with stakeholders to revise and update the code set. The new ICD-10 codes go into effect on Oct. 1.Read more >

September 17, 2019

From small-town to big deal

Honoring optometric staff this Paraoptometric Week, which drives recognition of paraoptometry as a profession that hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members as well as the support of doctors of optometry and other care providers.Read more >

September 16, 2019

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients.Read more >

September 12, 2019