Read about issues that affect your eye health and wellness.

Set the record straight on wearing contacts safely during COVID-19

Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 17-21, is an opportunity to talk about safe handling.

Can red light recharge the retina?

With the retina aging quicker than other organs in the body, due to the high concentration and decline of mitochondria in photoreceptors, researchers in a new study took a fresh look at improving mitochondrial function.

Vitamin A beneficial for eyes, just not for preventing myopia

Vitamin A’s protective role in eye health may stop short of delaying myopia progression in youth, but that doesn’t negate its overall benefits.

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.
Children’s myopia risk linked to smartphone use, study says

Researchers found an association between myopia and prolonged smartphone use, begging the question: What does the future hold for millions of kids growing up in the digital age?

Evidence shows these 3 steps are crucial to stop virus spread

New study reinforces role of doctors of optometry and practice staff in infection control of novel virus.

COVID-19 pandemic necessitates infection control refresher

Learn more about appropriate infection control in the optometric practice with a two-part CE series during the AOA 2020 Virtual Learning Livecast, June 24-27.

Dr. Google’s Rx? Take with a grain of salt

Online symptom checkers are correct only a third of the time, a new study says, but that doesn’t stop patients seeking a Dr. Google diagnosis.

More time at home may open patients’ eyes to vision issues

Digital device use maximized as millions pivoted to remote work and school. Be prepared to help patients mitigate digital eyestrain symptoms.

The many benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Research has linked its benefits to reducing the risks for developing AMD, as well as other chronic disease.