Conscious menu choices could offer the family healthy options not only beneficial for eye health, but also for overall health.
Eye care isn’t delivered in isolation—social determinants of health can influence patients’ health status. Efforts to turn the concept into constructive action are gaining traction. How might these efforts impact how doctors of optometry deliver eye and vision care?
Troubling misinformation and a startling lack of information: two observations from an industry group’s latest survey into U.S. consumers’ contact lens knowledge. What’s more, eye care providers may be missing opportunities to discuss contact lens options with 2 out of every 3 patients. How can optometry close the gap?
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.
Most states require health care providers, including doctors of optometry, to report cases of abuse of children and elderly adults. AOA members are invited to attend an important webinar on the serious subject of human trafficking.
AOA member offers five ways to positively impact patients’ lives when it comes to dry eye.
With the flu, COVID-19 and monkeypox making the rounds this fall, doctors of optometry have an opportunity to remind patients about handwashing and their overall health.
Children’s eye health and vision care has long been a cause championed by the AOA. This always-on advocacy, magnified by recent public health conversations, is yielding greater awareness of the importance of comprehensive eye care from an early age.
Doctors of optometry can play a role in detecting monkeypox—the virus recently declared a public health emergency. Be aware of the ophthalmic manifestations.