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

‘The eyes, the window of the soul’ and a light on our cognitive health?

The 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci quipped, “the eyes, the window of the soul.” He couldn’t know the half of it. Only now, with 21st century technology, are researchers unlocking the secrets of the retina—and the brain. The search for retinal biomarkers of neurocognitive disorders is returning results, and optometry may hold a piece of the puzzle.

3 tips for an eye-healthy Thanksgiving feast

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

NEI releases 5-year strategic plan identifying emerging opportunities

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.

Level up your diabetes care with specialists, services collaboration

The AOA HPI offers information about providing integrated, person-centered diabetes self-management care and education through partnerships with community opportunities and other specialists.

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.
Behind the lens

Innovations in contact lens technology can shape the future of optometry and change patients’ lives for the better—and doctors of optometry play a key role.

A scary disconnect

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.

How to identify signs of abuse

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?

New collaboration with MyEyeDr. benefits technicians and eye doctors, enhances patient care

MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.

Take five: Contact lenses

New contact lens developments regarding keratoconus from a distinguished practitioner.

Performance evaluation

When doctors of optometry look at their patients as athletes—from everyday active individuals to Olympians—they can help them perform better in sports and in all aspects of life. AOA members can access a number of resources to reach out to their community about concussion care.