Get the latest news on diseases and conditions that affect the eyes.

Study: Can vision intervention slow onset of dementia?

New study says thousands of Americans could be spared the cognitive declines associated with dementia by adding vision impairment to the list of modifiable risk factors affecting the condition.

New independent task force recommendation on glaucoma screening underwhelms

Doctors of optometry say recommendation for screenings in primary care offices casts doubt and clouds public awareness.

Gene therapy, vision rehabilitation for IRDs

The importance of collaboration in cases of Inherited Retinal Diseases and vision rehabilitation as a parallel treatment modality—not an end-stage treatment.

2022 contact lens controversies

COVID-19, myopia management and presbyopia-correcting pharmaceuticals: debating the different perspectives of popular contact lens topics.

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.

The latest research from AOA members

Attend the ePoster Virtual Event, June 7-8, and the Top 5 Poster Session and Networking Event June 18 during Optometry’s Meeting® 2022.

Caring for patients with special needs

Courses at Optometry’s Meeting® June 15-18 in Chicago address the care of patients with special needs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 61 million U.S. adults are living with some type of disability. And children with developmental disabilities “often have increased needs for health care and services.”

New discoveries aid understanding of the visual system

The AOA’s Investigator Initiated Research Award recipient is working to identify the role a specific protein plays in lens cells—and how it could affect people with Alzheimer’s disease, cataracts and myopia. Learn about the research and how you can apply for research support from the AOA.

Don’t let the pressure get to you—or your patients

During American Heart Month, and year round, ask yourself these questions about hypertension.

How technology has changed recommendations for visually impaired children

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Members of the AOA’s Vision Rehabilitation Committee discuss technology that can help pediatric patients.

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.