Your eyes are windows to your whole-body health. Hear powerful stories from patients whose lives have been positively impacted by the expert eye health and vision care AOA doctors deliver.

One year after COVID-19 and fighting for my vision

Struggling with symptoms including light sensitivity, pain and poor depth perception, Mark didn’t know what was wrong with his eyes. But his doctor of optometry did: the lingering effects of COVID-19. Together, they were able to work through a treatment plan to help Mark on his road to recovery.

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Sharing safe screen habits with gamer and content creator, Tuonto

Meet Tuonto. No stranger to staring at screens for extended periods of time, the California-based gamer and content creator is on a mission to teach his followers good habits for healthy eyes.

Tara Robertson: How one gamer’s shared passion with her optometrist optimized her care

Tara Robertson took up gaming after completing her active military service and her new hobby came with a sharp increase in screen time. The symptoms she experienced are what led her to book a comprehensive eye exam, but once she arrived, she found something unexpected; a fellow gamer leading her care.

After years of suffering the effects of a concussion—one patient's optometrist gives her life back

After being rear-ended, Catherine spent the next two years trying to get relief from her traumatic brain injury symptoms. She was discharged from the hospital without answers and bounced around to various specialists to no avail—until she saw a doctor of optometry.

Stream Safely with Professional Gamer, ARUUU

ARUUU is a Muslim American content creator and Twitch streamer. For her, eye health is a necessity to stay at the top of her game. Prolonged screen time from streaming can put a strain on the eyes so an annual appointment with her doctor of optometry is vital for her to stay healthy.

Doctor of optometry diagnoses unusual life-threatening problem

A thorough eye exam and a series of probing questions by Michael Wallerich, O.D., M.B.A., likely saved his patient Casey Nichols’ life.