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

Integrating models of diabetic eye care

Early detection and treatment can reduce risk of blindness by 95%, yet a third of people with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy. More can be done, and that’s where upstream, integrated, value-based medicine aligns doctors and plans for the benefit of their patients.

Work productivity, daily activity plummet with dry eye disease severity

Each 10-unit increase in OSDI scores reduced work productivity and activity impairment by 4%, a recent study shows.

Contact lens innovation delivers opportunity

Going the extra mile: That’s what sets doctors apart from online retailers, especially in the contact lens space. As technology advances, the range of available options makes it easier than ever to serve existing patients and identify new ones.

How face masks affect the eyes—and how doctors of optometry can provide relief

Eye protection and management of dryness and irritation is an important consideration for long-term mask users.

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.
Marijuana dispensaries still blow smoke over glaucoma effects

Half of cannabis dispensaries responding to a recent survey admit to recommending marijuana products for glaucoma, but even patients aren’t buying it—at least the IOP-lowering claims.

Conjunctival lymphangiectasia: Possible signs of things unseen

Researchers suggest these generally uncommon eye surface lesions may help disclose undiagnosed Fabry disease, predict disease severity and possibly even function as biomarkers for treatment efficacy.

Techniques to enhance contrast

There may be relatively simple changes that can be made to improve vision function, which will allow patients to comfortably perform desired activities.

40% jump between 2002 and 2017 in those at high risk for vision loss

Aging population, increased prevalence of diabetes among reasons for increase.

Is it or isn’t it? Allergic conjunctivitis in a COVID-19 world

Conjunctivitis, a potential albeit uncommon symptom of the coronavirus pandemic, could simply be seasonal allergies. What new data is showing about ocular signs.