Dr. Google’s Rx? Take with a grain of salt

Online symptom checkers are correct only a third of the time, a new study says, but that doesn’t stop patients seeking a Dr. Google diagnosis.Read more >

May 21, 2020

40% jump between 2002 and 2017 in those at high risk for vision loss

Aging population, increased prevalence of diabetes among reasons for increase.Read more >

May 21, 2020

More time at home may open patients’ eyes to vision issues

Digital device use maximized as millions pivoted to remote work and school. Be prepared to help patients mitigate digital eyestrain symptoms.Read more >

May 19, 2020

Survey says: Doctors of optometry step up as pandemic sets in

Overwhelming majority of doctors of optometry provide emergent and urgent care amid devastating COVID-19 crisis.Read more >

May 14, 2020

Communication key to unlocking patients from virus fear

For patients nervous to leave home, sharing safety protocols can ease anxiety.Read more >

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 crisis advocacy: AOA and affiliates put optometry's concerns front and center

Through continuous outreach to policymakers, payers, the news media and the public, the AOA and state associations are advancing these urgent priorities.Read more >

May 7, 2020