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 >

Ahead of tournament tipoff, doctors of optometry offer winning viewing tips

March 19, 2019

A year ago, over 97 million fans watched the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Educate your patients with suggestions on how to avoid eye problems. Read more >

‘Lyme’ light focuses on notorious tickborne disease

March 11, 2019

Do you know the ocular signs of Lyme disease? It’s uncommon, but Lyme disease can affect the eyes in different ways. With tick season around the corner—and becoming more widespread—consider this refresher course. Read more >

Remind patients to practice healthy contact lens habits during travel and vacations

March 4, 2019

Provide contact lens wearers with a packing list to protect their eyes. Read more >