AOA releases second edition of diabetes clinical practice guideline

Revised guideline provides 31 actions doctors of optometry—often the first to detect diabetes through patients’ eyes—can take to elevate patient care.Read more >

November 14, 2019

Vision therapy: Reading scores improve but no more effective between therapy and placebo groups

New study measured various outcomes including reading comprehension, word identification, reading fluency and listening comprehension.Read more >

November 12, 2019

FDA says fluorescein, ophthalmic meds among drug shortages

An FDA report on drug shortages examines the underlying factors for supply issues as several common ophthalmic drugs currently adorn the list, including fluorescein and glaucoma meds. Read more >

November 6, 2019

Eating for your eyes

“You eat with your eyes first,” sums up all we need to know about Americans’ diet: luscious over nutritious. A table talk over patients’ nutrition should be what the doctor of optometry orders.Read more >

October 31, 2019

Pupil patterns in youth a ‘phenomenon,’ doctor says

Doctor of optometry recommends helping young tech users and their parents develop a lifelong habit of managing their device use.Read more >

October 30, 2019

Study’s focus on high school sports concussions underscores optometry’s role in care

Trainers report more than 9,500 concussions between 2013 and 2018; boys’ football and girls’ soccer lead way.Read more >

October 24, 2019

Beyond irritating, secondhand smoke could harm children’s eyes

Secondhand smoke exposure can cause a myriad of health problems. Now, new research suggests it may be associated with choroidal thinning in children as young as 6.Read more >

October 24, 2019