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Lens-based strategies to address reading issues due to mild, disease-related vision loss

June 14, 2021

We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted. Read More >

Texas scope expansion gains doctors of optometry oral meds, glaucoma authority

June 11, 2021

Texas becomes the latest state to achieve a significant scope expansion in 2021, earning doctors’ authority to prescribe oral eye medications and independently manage glaucoma. Read More >

Restoring sight to the blind? Study shines light on optogenetics in RP

June 10, 2021

A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease. Read More >

POA OFFICE SCHEDULE

The POA office building has closed again to adhere to the PA Governor's and Secretary of Health's latest COVID-19 guidance. Please refer to the email addresses below to contact staff members directly. 

Joseph Ricci Joe@poaeyes.org
Deborah Blanchard Deb@poaeyes.org
Ilene Sauertieg Ilene@poaeyes.org
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Jean Herlihy Jean@poaeyes.org
Joanne Cope Joanne@poaeyes.org
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