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12 ways to provide better care for patients with prediabetes and diabetes

Diabetes was once viewed as a disease of older adults. The U.S. recommended in March that, given such risk factors as obesity, age, family history and a sedentary lifestyle, at-risk Americans should be screened for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes starting at age 35. Now, studies show that cases of diabetes among youth in the U.S. have surged.

Could optometry unlock secrets to cognitive health? What the research says

The 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci quipped, “the eyes, the window of the soul.” He couldn’t know the half of it. Only now, with 21st century technology, are researchers unlocking the secrets of the retina—and the brain. The search for retinal biomarkers of neurocognitive disorders is returning results, and optometry may hold a piece of the puzzle.

Level up your diabetes care with specialists, services collaboration

The AOA HPI offers information about providing integrated, person-centered diabetes self-management care and education through partnerships with community opportunities and other specialists.

Behind the lens

Innovations in contact lens technology can shape the future of optometry and change patients’ lives for the better—and doctors of optometry play a key role.

Educate Your Patients

As the nation’s primary eye health care providers, doctors of optometry must inform patients on how a comprehensive eye exam is a critical part of overall health maintenance. Use these resources to educate patients.
Take five: Contact lenses

New contact lens developments regarding keratoconus from a distinguished practitioner.

Managing the care of patients with contact lens-related dry eye

Contact lens wear has been cited as one of the risk factors for dry eye. Get five expert-recommended tips to help your patients.

Lens-based strategies to address reading issues due to mild, disease-related vision loss

We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted.

Restoring sight to the blind? Study shines light on optogenetics in RP

A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease.

4 office-based surgical procedures courses to help patients achieve a better quality of life

As contemporary optometry evolves, opportunities will open up for doctors of optometry to expand surgical procedures in their practices. A series of courses on these office-based procedures will be offered at Optometry’s Meeting®.

Gene testing, therapy: 4 considerations for IRDs

Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) cause severe visual impairment, but advances in genetic testing and therapy offer a glimmer of hope—how optometry can get involved.