Read about issues that affect your eye health and wellness.

131 vision-friendly holiday gifts for children

For several years, Kellye Knueppel, O.D., who practices in Wisconsin, has published a list of toys and games that can support the development of children’s vision. Find out what’s on her “nice” list.

What you say versus what they hear: Talking contact lenses

This Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 21-25, consider broadening the conversation about contact lenses beyond your patients and into your community to bring awareness about safe, healthy wear and care.

What to do when you suspect abuse

Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?

How to keep campers happy this summer

About 14 million children and adults attend camps annually in the U.S. The AOA and the Alliance for Camp Health have teamed up to compile a list of essential summer safety tips.

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 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.

New year; new you: A low-cost treatment option for certain eye diseases? Exercise

Need even more motivation to keep to your exercise resolution this New Year? Early evidence suggests exercise could help prevent some eye diseases.

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.

Lutein, zeaxanthin reaffirmed over beta-carotene in AREDS2

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

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.