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.
Conscious menu choices could offer the family healthy options not only beneficial for eye health, but also for overall health.
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?
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.
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.
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.
AOA member offers five ways to positively impact patients’ lives when it comes to dry eye.
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.