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

Animal instincts: Service animals vs. emotional support animals in the practice

What would you do if a patient arrived for an appointment at your optometric practice with a service animal? What if the animal is there for emotional support? A new ethics case study addresses potential legal and ethical issues.Read more >

September 11, 2019

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness.Read more >

September 10, 2019