Doctors of optometry can play a role in detecting monkeypox—the virus recently declared a public health emergency. Be aware of the ophthalmic manifestations.
About 14 million children and adults attend camps annually in the U.S. What can parents do to help keep their campers happy? Camp health professionals and doctors of optometry advise.
Some doctors of optometry may see an increase in patients seeking care during the summer months, whether they’re playing sports or battling dry air conditions. Be prepared to share your expertise.
New study says thousands of Americans could be spared the cognitive declines associated with dementia by adding vision impairment to the list of modifiable risk factors affecting the condition.
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.
While fireworks make for a fun Fourth of July celebration, they can cause injuries when not handled safely. Educate patients on how to prevent eye injuries during the season of fireworks.
Doctors of optometry say recommendation for screenings in primary care offices casts doubt and clouds public awareness.
The importance of collaboration in cases of Inherited Retinal Diseases and vision rehabilitation as a parallel treatment modality—not an end-stage treatment.
As many recognize “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the AOA filed public comments in support of FDA efforts to reduce smoking rates and preserve patients’ eye health and vision.
COVID-19, myopia management and presbyopia-correcting pharmaceuticals: debating the different perspectives of popular contact lens topics.