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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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.

Dylan Shockey: Prioritizing eye health with high levels of screen time

Dylan Shockey is one of millions of Americans who devotes more than 10 hours a day to screen time. The former athlete, avid gamer and mechanical engineer says he’s “on the computer 99% of the time” during the workday. “8 hours, 9 hours, 10 hours. However long I'm working, I'm usually staring at a computer.”

Routine eye exam leads to liver cancer diagnosis

Edward Melman, O.D., knew his patient’s health history, personality and energy level. Rafael Melendez had been seeing Dr. Melman at his Voorhees, New Jersey, office for regular comprehensive eye exams for more than 20 years. In the past decade, he had been seeing Dr. Melman more often, after cataract surgery and for ongoing glaucoma treatment.

Glaucoma caught before woman loses her eyesight

Following cataract surgery, “May West” thought her vision and eye health were good and she didn’t make her annual eye exam appointment with her doctor of optometry. After 10 years, she went in and her doctor diagnosed her with glaucoma, providing her with quick treatment that averted additional vision loss.

Leveling up with Jordan Fisher

The actor, dancer, musician, producer and gamer, Jordan Fisher, discusses the important role that practicing preventative eye care and healthy screen time plays in his career and hobbies.