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.
Vitamins, nutrients in these holiday foods could benefit eye health.
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.
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
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.
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.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Do you know the federal and state requirements for reporting suspected abuse among your patients?
MyEyeDr.’s paraoptometric staff will have access to a trove of AOA educational resources through its education and professional development hub, EyeLearn.
New contact lens developments regarding keratoconus from a distinguished practitioner.
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.