Thinking green? Start with contact lenses

April 22, 2019

As many as 1 in 5 contact lens wearers dispose of their lenses down the sink or toilet, contributing an estimated 6-10 metric tons of plastic lenses to U.S. wastewater each year. Read more >

Surprising measles outbreak eye-catching for doctors of optometry

April 17, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting measles outbreaks in 20 states or 555 cases nationwide as of April 11. That’s the second-highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since measles were basically eliminated in 2000. Read more >

How to get hands-on with dry eye

April 16, 2019

Continuing education course outlines how to appropriately choose testing, assess results and use the data obtained to most accurately treat patients with dry eye. Read more >

Can fruits, vegetables lower cataract risk?

April 9, 2019

A new study suggests high consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables was associated with a decreased risk of cataracts—sometimes. Read more >

Calcium, once maligned for AMD risk, not so bad after all?

March 29, 2019

High calcium intake does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration, per a new study that provokingly found an opposite association—at least in women. Read more >

Optometry seeking expanded role in diabetes care

March 27, 2019

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with millions yet to be diagnosed. The AOA has long recognized that optometry has a role in the care of patients with diabetes. However, it’s moving more aggressively to demonstrate that optometry can make an even greater impact on diabetes care. Read more >