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 >

TBI: More can be done

March 25, 2019

According to the CDC, millions of visits annually to hospital emergency rooms relate to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) whether from falls, car accidents and intentional or unintentional blows. Tragically, the CDC reports, about 150 people a day die from injuries that include TBIs. Read more >

Eye exams for Alzheimer’s? How AOA is getting involved

March 21, 2019

Retinal microvasculature may hold clues about neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, opening the possibility that eye exams could further assess brain health one day. Read more >