Read about issues that affect your eye health and wellness.

3 tips for an eye-healthy Thanksgiving feast

Conscious menu choices could offer the family healthy options not only beneficial for eye health, but also for overall health.

Doctors of optometry and camp health professionals offer tips for a safe summer

About 14 million children and adults attend camps annually in the U.S. What can parents do to help keep their campers happy? Camp health professionals and doctors of optometry advise.

The heat is on: Ensure patients’ protective eyewear is, too

Some doctors of optometry may see an increase in patients seeking care during the summer months, whether they’re playing sports or battling dry air conditions. Be prepared to share your expertise.

Lutein, zeaxanthin reaffirmed over beta-carotene in AREDS2

Staple ingredients of the AREDS formulation deemed safe in follow-on study.

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.

Year-round resources for Diabetes Alert Day

With blood sugar control dipping among U.S. adults, increasing the risk of diabetic retinopathy, doctors of optometry confront diabetes control every day. The AOA provides resources for doctors who are integral to detecting diabetes through comprehensive eye examinations and taking a team approach to patients’ care.

Help patients see the benefits of unplugging

Doctors of optometry can advise Americans on how to preserve their vision from overexposure to digital devices.

At summit, AOA focuses on present and future of the patient experience

The information will inform the AOA Telehealth Council and AOA Board of Trustees on necessary changes to landmark telemedicine policy.

How to identify signs of abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?

Performance evaluation

When doctors of optometry look at their patients as athletes—from everyday active individuals to Olympians—they can help them perform better in sports and in all aspects of life. AOA members can access a number of resources to reach out to their community about concussion care.

A low-cost treatment option for certain eye diseases? Exercise

More evidence suggesting exercise might put a dent in the costs of drug treatment through prevention of such eye diseases as age-related macular degeneration.