Clinical excellence is the foundation of a successful practice and a strong, vibrant profession.

The heat is on: Ensure patients’ protective eyewear is, too

Some doctors of optometry may see an increase in patients seeking care during the summer months, whether they’re playing sports or battling dry air conditions. Be prepared to share your expertise.

Study: Can vision intervention slow onset of dementia?

New study says thousands of Americans could be spared the cognitive declines associated with dementia by adding vision impairment to the list of modifiable risk factors affecting the condition.

Help patients see fireworks safely

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.

New independent task force recommendation on glaucoma screening underwhelms

Doctors of optometry say recommendation for screenings in primary care offices casts doubt and clouds public awareness.

Educate Your Patients

As the nation’s primary eye health care providers, doctors of optometry must inform patients on how a comprehensive eye exam is a critical part of overall health maintenance. Use these resources to educate patients.

Gene therapy, vision rehabilitation for IRDs

The importance of collaboration in cases of Inherited Retinal Diseases and vision rehabilitation as a parallel treatment modality—not an end-stage treatment.

FDA proposes eliminating cigarette, cigar flavors: AOA casts support

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.

2022 contact lens controversies

COVID-19, myopia management and presbyopia-correcting pharmaceuticals: debating the different perspectives of popular contact lens topics.

The latest research from AOA members

Attend the ePoster Virtual Event, June 7-8, and the Top 5 Poster Session and Networking Event June 18 during Optometry’s Meeting® 2022.

Lutein, zeaxanthin reaffirmed over beta-carotene in AREDS2

Staple ingredients of the AREDS formulation deemed safe in follow-on study.

Meeting the needs of an aging America

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.