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Eye protectors: Provide patients relief in winter, spring, summer and fall

January 16, 2019

2018 AOA Eye-Q Survey: Although most Americans know UV radiation can be harmful on overcast days, less than a third regularly wear sunglasses on those days. Read More >

Embarrassment, fear can make patients clam up

January 15, 2019

Ever suspected a patient of biting their tongue or outright lying? A recent study tells the bitter truth that as many as 4 out of 5 patients withhold information that could affect their care. Read More >

Care models of success

January 14, 2019

While doctors of optometry are certainly Americans’ primary eye care physicians, it could be argued that the profession is heading toward a more encompassing primary care model. The distinction is in optometry’s role in diagnosing, managing and treating systemic as well as ocular conditions. Read More >

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Health Check: Putting the focus on contact Lenses

June 7, 2016

The summer is a good time for parents to discuss the option of contact lenses with their kids Read More >

Gadget Dilemma: Digital Eye Strain

September 8, 2015

Step into any classroom and it's clear to see that technology has taken over. Read More >

All about your eyes: School performance related to vision

September 1, 2015

As the end of summer vacation approaches, parents and students have back-to-school in mind. One of the most important ways to ensure a successful school year is to make your children’s sight a priority. Read More >

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POA Board of Directors Meeting

March 2, 2019

The Wyndham at Mountain View Golf CourseRead more >

POA Clinical Education One-Day CE

March 3, 2019

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