21st-century optometric care for the 21st-century pandemic

December 10, 2018

Over 100 million Americans—nearly 1 in every 3 people—have diabetes or prediabetes. This staggering figure comes with a $327 billion price tag, and that’s just in the U.S. Globally, epidemiologists have coined this era ‘The Great Diabetes Pandemic.’ Optometry has the opportunity to redefine its continuum of care and help stop the spread. Read more >

Flu views: Should you get a flu shot?

December 3, 2018

It’s CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, reminding Americans that it’s never too late to get a flu vaccine. So, too, it’s important to take proper precautions to limit the spread of cold and flu virus in your clinic or practice. Read more >

Vision is key to aging gracefully, new study says

November 27, 2018

More than 88 million Americans will be older than 65 in 2050. Two new studies confirm eye health and vision care play an important role in maintaining quality of life. Read more >

President's column: Real partners in diabetes care

November 19, 2018

Imagine the incredible impact doctors of optometry could make if they were more aggressively integrated into taking care of patients with diabetes. Read more >

Mixed reviews: Cigarette smoking rates down, vaping up

November 19, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 15, marked the annual Great American Smokeout, presenting an opportunity for doctors of optometry to talk to patients about the smoking’s effects on the eyes. AOA provides resources to counter smoking. Read more >

Eyeing Thanksgiving fare? Consider these eye-healthy foods

November 18, 2018

Vitamins, nutrients in these holiday foods could benefit eye health. Read more >