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Aug 10, 2016, 16:15 ET Back-to-School Eye Exams Essential to Helping Children Succeed in the Classroom

As the new school year approaches, parents are ensuring their children are prepared with an annual physical, immunizations and back-to-school...


Jun 16, 2016, 14:00 ET American Optometric Association Reminds Consumers that Online Vision Tests are Not Replacements for In-Office Eye Exams

 The American Optometric Association (AOA) is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of emerging online vision tests that claim to...


May 19, 2016, 14:30 ET New Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Optometry Available for Peer and Public Review

 The American Optometric Association (AOA) is proud to present its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye...


Apr 13, 2016, 13:30 ET American Optometric Association Supports Contact Lens Prescription Verification and Patient Safety Bill

The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced its support for the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016, a bill introduced by...


Feb 29, 2016, 09:30 ET Most Americans Experience Digital Eye Strain from Overexposure to Computers According to Survey

 The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home and the American Optometric...


Nov 05, 2015, 09:30 ET Proper Eye Care Essential for Americans with Diabetes

 Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition,...


Sep 15, 2015, 15:30 ET Popular Parents' Refrain--Go Outside and Play--May Benefit Kids' Eyesight, Too

 A new study adds to the evidence that outdoor activity may reduce the risk for myopia (nearsightedness) in children. "The American Optometric...


Sep 01, 2015, 11:30 ET Clear Vision, Living Independently Top Priorities for Older Americans

 Fluctuation in vision is often one of the first health changes adults notice as they get older. Although these changes can be bothersome, even...


May 04, 2015, 02:00 ET American Optometric Association, Prometheus Research to Create Transformative Health Outcomes Registry

 Prometheus Research announced today that it has been chosen by the American Optometric Association (AOA) to build a state-of-the-art registry...


Apr 07, 2015, 12:45 ET Do Your Sunglasses Really Protect Your Eyes from the Sun?

As Americans are planning spring and summer vacations, many may be contemplating buying a new pair of stylish sunglasses. The American Optometric...


Feb 17, 2015, 08:15 ET The 21st Century Eye: Three Ways to Protect Your Vision

Everywhere we look, we're reading, shopping, banking, or being entertained online with digital devices small and large—at work, at school, at...


Feb 13, 2015, 15:30 ET New Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Optometry Available for Peer and Public Review

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is proud to present its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Adult Eye and...


Aug 18, 2014, 06:00 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Joins FDA, Other Eye Health Organizations to Combat Risk of Eye Infections in Contact Lens Wearers

 The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba...


Mar 06, 2014, 14:00 ET American Optometric Association Cautions Consumers about Claims of Online Eye Exams

To protect consumers' eye and vision health, the American Optometric Association is warning the public about the false claims that internet...


Feb 18, 2014, 14:00 ET Five Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Vision

Vision plays an important role in daily life – every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to see the world around us. In fact, according...


Jan 08, 2014, 13:00 ET Glaucoma, the "Sneak Thief of Sight," May Strike Without Pain or Other Symptoms

The American Optometric Association Offers Advice to Help Protect Against Vision Loss  January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and...