While fireworks make for a fun Fourth of July celebration, they can cause injuries when not handled safely. Educate patients on how to prevent eye injuries during the season of fireworks.
As many recognize “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the AOA filed public comments in support of FDA efforts to reduce smoking rates and preserve patients’ eye health and vision.
Older adults are projected to outnumber people under age 18 by 2035—for the first time in U.S. history. This year, the AOA is prioritizing the aging of America and the demands being placed on the health care system via a yearlong series of webinars on aging and optometry.
Recently published online, first-of-its-kind American Public Health Association public policy statement reflects the role that eye doctors, dentists, pharmacists and podiatrists can have in diabetes prevention and management.
Spread Optometry's Message
Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. Let your community know you are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye.
The National Eye Institute’s just-released strategic plan on vision for the future aligns with the AOA’s desire to support progressive research in eye health and vision care.
Halloween is nearing and there’s nothing more haunting than this: Some patients and regulators don’t believe contact lenses pose any risk to consumers.
MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.
An investment in your community’s wellness, InfantSEE® is not a charitable program, but rather a public health initiative intended to change the way parents think about eye care for their infants and families.
Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.
“Interseasonal viral activity” is up as people relax COVID-19 mask and distancing requirements, the CDC says, while a new pandemic variant proliferates—what doctors should know.