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Optometric clinical practice guideline: Care of the patient with learning related vision problems

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Resources for teachers

The AOA is proud to provide free resources to teachers in support of children's vision and learning.

The Screen Time Alliance

Coming together to champion healthy eyes in an ever-digital world.

The effects of gaming and ways to combat eye stress

Discover helpful tips and tricks to beat digital eye strain while playing.

Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 Years of Age

Preschoolers depend on their vision to learn tasks that will prepare them for school.

Vision and Vision Correction

The American Optometric Association provides information about normal vision and different tools and treatments for vision correction

Eye and Vision Conditions

The American Optometric Association provides doctor-reviewed, doctor-approved information about the most common eye conditions. If you are having vision or eye problems, see an AOA-member doctor of optometry today.


Your environment can heavily impact your contact lenses and eyes. Learn more about about your environment's effect on your contact lenses.

Larry Lipman: Low-vision technology provides freedom to drive

Larry Lipman, of Memphis, Tennessee, wasn’t allowed to drive until he was 36 years old. Low vision prevented him from legally getting a driver’s license—until he heard about bioptic spectacles that could make driving safe. Now, every year, he turns to his doctor of optometry, low-vision specialist Cynthia G. Heard, O.D., FAAO, to take him through the tests required by the state to keep his license.

January 25, 2022

Share your story

Do you have an inspiring story about a life-saving diagnosis, overcoming a disease, generational care or a positive experience during a recent visit? Your story could be the inspiration someone else needs to schedule a potentially lifesaving, in-person eye exam. We’d love to hear it and share it with the world.

March 2, 2021

Janice Cook: From piano teacher to optometry advocate

After more than 50 years as a piano teacher, Janice Cook’s eyes were opened to the connection between some of her most challenging students’ musical abilities and their underlying—and often undiagnosed—vision issues.

June 15, 2021