21st-century optometric care for the 21st-century pandemic

Over 100 million Americans—nearly 1 in every 3 people—have diabetes or prediabetes. This staggering figure comes with a $327 billion price tag, and that’s just in the U.S. Globally, epidemiologists have coined this era ‘The Great Diabetes Pandemic.’ Optometry has the opportunity to redefine its continuum of care and help stop the spread.Read more >

December 10, 2018

Flu views: Should you get a flu shot?

It’s CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, reminding Americans that it’s never too late to get a flu vaccine. So, too, it’s important to take proper precautions to limit the spread of cold and flu virus in your clinic or practice.Read more >

December 3, 2018

Vision is key to aging gracefully, new study says

More than 88 million Americans will be older than 65 in 2050. Two new studies confirm eye health and vision care play an important role in maintaining quality of life.Read more >

November 27, 2018

President's column: Real partners in diabetes care

Imagine the incredible impact doctors of optometry could make if they were more aggressively integrated into taking care of patients with diabetes.Read more >

November 19, 2018

Mixed reviews: Cigarette smoking rates down, vaping up

Thursday, Nov. 15, marked the annual Great American Smokeout, presenting an opportunity for doctors of optometry to talk to patients about the smoking’s effects on the eyes. AOA provides resources to counter smoking.Read more >

November 19, 2018

Eyeing Thanksgiving fare? Consider these eye-healthy foods

Vitamins, nutrients in these holiday foods could benefit eye health.Read more >

November 18, 2018