Older adults are projected to outnumber people under age 18 by 2035—for the first time in U.S. history. This year, the AOA is prioritizing the aging of America and the demands being placed on the health care system via a yearlong series of webinars on aging and optometry.
Recently published online, first-of-its-kind American Public Health Association public policy statement reflects the role that eye doctors, dentists, pharmacists and podiatrists can have in diabetes prevention and management.
The National Eye Institute’s just-released strategic plan on vision for the future aligns with the AOA’s desire to support progressive research in eye health and vision care.
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MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.
An investment in your community’s wellness, InfantSEE® is not a charitable program, but rather a public health initiative intended to change the way parents think about eye care for their infants and families.
Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.
“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.
The newly released Myopia Management Clinical Report covers all things myopia to equip doctors of optometry with resources they need in growth of the eye condition. Report’s release follows AOA’s heightened focus on children’s vision in 2021.
Eye injuries from fireworks sent hundreds to emergency rooms in 2020. A surefire way to make patients' July 4 holiday sparkle is to educate them on eye safety.