We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted.
A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental health, creating a domino effect of sorts. An increase in stress creates an influx of patients with new complaints. That influx leads to busier schedules, on top of all the other stressors that come with the pandemic—and ultimately, doctor burnout. How can you help patients when stress takes over? Moreover, how can you help yourself?
As contemporary optometry evolves, opportunities will open up for doctors of optometry to expand surgical procedures in their practices. A series of courses on these office-based procedures will be offered at Optometry’s Meeting®.
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Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) cause severe visual impairment, but advances in genetic testing and therapy offer a glimmer of hope—how optometry can get involved.
The virtual Children’s Vision Summit is part of a yearlong dialogue being led by the AOA on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the eye health of children across the country. Doctors of optometry answer questions raised by their colleagues from the summit.
Extreme weather changes due to climate change can affect eye health. Here’s how doctors of optometry can prepare.
Hundreds of AOA member doctors of optometry attend the March 24 Emergency Children’s Vision Summit to help develop a path forward as the nation emerges from the depths of the pandemic. The event was the first of a yearlong, AOA-led conversation on children’s eye care and vision health.
Research has shown that co-morbidities matter when it comes to patients surviving COVID-19. One of those co-morbidities of concern is diabetes, and doctors of optometry annually detect thousands of diabetes-related manifestations in the eyes.
For decades, members of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association have taken their message about how essential comprehensive eye examinations are to children’s development to parents, school nurses, educators, legislators and other health care providers. Now doctors of optometry there are making a different, even stronger commitment to children’s vision. Hundreds of doctors have stepped up.