Bad flu season on the way? CDC urges early vaccines

Seasonal predictors show concerning trends for the 2019-20 influenza season. Is your office encouraging flu shots?Read more >

September 24, 2019

Systolic vs. diastolic readings

World Heart Day is Sept. 29, and by measuring patients’ blood pressure during preliminary testing, doctors of optometry can spot conditions earlier and help patients maintain a heart-healthy life.Read more >

September 23, 2019

Reversing trends: Prediabetes to normoglycemia can lessen microvascular complication risk

Bringing prediabetic patients back to normoglycemia may lower the risk of microvascular disease, including retinopathy, years later, research claims.Read more >

September 18, 2019

Vaping draws federal warnings, rebuke amid billowing health concerns

E-cigarette use—vaping—once touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, is now under scrutiny after several deaths, while a leading company received a federal reprimand. Find out what optometry needs to know when counseling patients.Read more >

September 12, 2019

Graphic warnings weighed to emphasize smoking’s health effects, including blindness

The AOA applauds an FDA-proposed rule that would require cigarette packaging to include new warnings and color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking, including blindness.Read more >

September 10, 2019

Study: Detecting the signs of autism at earlier age using visual cues

Binocular rivalry considered in identifying non-verbal, neural marker for autism.Read more >

September 5, 2019