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Matthew Jones, O.D.: Personalized care that goes the extra mile—literally.

As the world moves more and more online, Matthew Jones, O.D., believes his patients deserve the kind of expert, individualized care that can only be achieved through an in-person comprehensive eye exam—so much so that he often picks them up himself when patients are unable to make it to his office without assistance.

June 1, 2021

The Screen Time Alliance

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

See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

Did you know a comprehensive eye exam with your doctor of optometry doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses? In fact, your doctor also carefully looks at all aspects of your eye health, which can help provide a clearer picture of your overall health. Comprehensive eye exams go well beyond the goal of 20/20 vision.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Eye Health Care Guide for Patients

Taking care of your health is critical and you may have concerns related to eye health as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Doctors of optometry are resuming the delivery of comprehensive eye health and vision care and implementing new protocols to provide care in a safe and healthy environment.

Ultraviolet (UV) protection

It turns out UV radiation can pose a danger to your eyes, year-round, both outdoors from the sun and inside from artificial sources—welding machines included. That's why it’s so important to take daily precautions against the negative effects of overexposure.

Alison Teitelbaum: Paying it forward, one eye exam at a time

Don’t wait until you notice a problem to see an optometrist because it might already be too late. That’s the message 41-year-old Alison Teitelbaum hopes readers will take away from her story of having ocular melanoma, a type of eye cancer, detected during a comprehensive eye exam.

July 1, 2021

Computer vision syndrome

Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye- and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use.

Vision and Vision Correction

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

What's a doctor of optometry?

Doctors of optometry, the leaders in primary eye health care, help patients and their families take the first step toward healthier eyes and healthier bodies. If a disease or other conditions are detected, doctors of optometry can help navigate patients to the right prevention plans or the next steps in official diagnosis and treatment.

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.