Clinical Eye Care
New AOA adult eye guideline offers 14 actions, provides fresh insight on exam frequency
After a systematic review of the evidence and assessment of the benefits and harms of treatment options, the AOA’s Evidence-based Optometry Committee offers new consensus on the frequency of eye exams for adults ages 18-39 and details the potential components of a comprehensive adult eye examination.
Study: Could atropine delay or prevent myopia in children?
Change in standard of care is not yet warranted, say doctors of optometry who wrote editorial for study. Additional research is needed.
New technology for the advanced AMD patient
The implantable miniature telescope is one option to improve vision.
Parenthood—and how doctors of optometry can offer support
New and expecting parents have a lot on their minds. From juggling appointments and doting relatives to, of course, a newborn … it’s easy to overlook a comprehensive eye assessment. InfantSEE®, a program of Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation, encourages caregivers to seek these exams with no barriers or limitations.
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.
Interprofessional communication for diabetic eye care critical: What you should know
The AOA and other eye care organizations collaborated with the American Diabetes Association to develop an interprofessional communication protocol intended to improve eye health outcomes.
New year; new you: A low-cost treatment option for certain eye diseases? Exercise
Need even more motivation to keep to your exercise resolution this New Year? Early evidence suggests exercise could help prevent some eye diseases.
Survey says: Doctors of optometry embrace myopia management
A survey, conducted by the AOA Research & Information Committee, provides insights on current myopia management practices by doctors of optometry and reveals an opportunity for education on the subject. The results of the survey were published by the AOA’s Health Policy Institute on Nov. 30.
3 tips for an eye-healthy Thanksgiving feast
Conscious menu choices could offer the family healthy options not only beneficial for eye health, but also for overall health.
The causes behind the causes
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?
Missed opportunities? Contact lens experts weigh in on gaps in consumer knowledge
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?