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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?

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.

Align your team on binocular vision disorders

An upcoming #AskAOA webinar offers peer-to-peer guidance on binocular vision impairment, led by AOA’s vision rehabilitation and sports and performance vision experts.

Webinar takes on sensitive topic of human trafficking

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.

How to better manage dry eye disease

AOA member offers five ways to positively impact patients’ lives when it comes to dry eye.

Wash, rinse, repeat: Reminding contact lens wearers about risky hygiene

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.

Keeping children’s vision in focus

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.

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