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4 office-based surgical procedures courses to help patients achieve a better quality of life

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®.

Gene testing, therapy: 4 considerations for IRDs

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.

Conversation continues: AOA Emergency Children’s Vision Summit

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.

Eye and the storms

Extreme weather changes due to climate change can affect eye health. Here’s how doctors of optometry can prepare.

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.
To address emerging children’s vision crisis due to COVID-19, AOA summit puts optometry in the lead

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.

This Diabetes Alert Day, valuable resources to help care for patients

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.

Pennsylvania doctors of optometry put high priority on children’s eye health and vision care

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.

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.