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AOA emergency summit March 24 raises alarm over children’s eye health

The AOA Emergency Children’s Vision Summit will provide the opportunity for doctors of optometry to learn from experts on children’s eye care as they assess the crisis and chart a course forward. The members-only virtual event launches an ongoing conversation, led by the AOA, on children’s eye health and vision care. Its School Readiness Summit is set for July.

CDC updates COVID-19 eye protection, face mask guidance affecting optometry practices

Access the AOA HPI’s latest issue brief that details current public health guidance on eye protection, face masks and contingency planning as new SARS-CoV-2 variants begin circulating.

Are your patients adhering to diabetes self-care standards? Here's how you can help

Researchers found only about 30% of patients with diabetes abide by four diabetes care practices—including eye exams.

Thinking about low vision in your practice? Start here

Low Vision Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to consider implementing such services in your practice and to ensure you have the right connections for necessary referrals to other doctors of optometry who provide this essential care.

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.
Air pollution implicated in AMD study as U.S. air quality declines

Scratchy, irritated eyes may be the least of concerns from poor air quality as a new study associates ambient air pollution with greater AMD risk and differences in retinal layer thickness.

A glaucoma update with AOA’s EBO Committee

The AOA Evidence-based Optometry Committee is working diligently to produce a new glaucoma clinical practice guideline. An expert shares what you can do now to meet patients’ needs.

‘High sight’ impairs contrast sensitivity, visual acuity

New study details the adverse effects on certain visual functions immediately following marijuana use.

Feds accelerate COVID-19 vaccination pace, AOA offers vaccinators’ webinar

U.S. health authorities spur next phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout, dramatically expanding supply and administration sites, as optometry explores going from vaccinated to vaccinator.

Understanding photophobia in mTBI

Photophobia is complex and experienced by approximately 50% of patients with TBI.

Reshaping care: New myopia management guidance released

Access new myopia management guidance from AOA, Johnson & Johnson Vision and other stakeholders to learn how myopia care is evolving and optometry’s role.