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Oct 21, 2014, 15:00 ET

Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes

 Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye...

Oct 07, 2014, 12:30 ET

Consumers Beware: Buying Contact Lenses without a Prescription is Illegal and Dangerous

 In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses...

Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 ET

Eye Health: An Increasing Concern for Aging Adults

It's a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around...

Jul 22, 2014, 08:03 ET

Survey Reveals Parents Drastically Underestimate the Time Kids Spend on Electronic Devices

 According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices. An...

May 20, 2014, 13:00 ET

When It Comes to Sunglasses, Looks Aren't Everything

After much of the United States experienced an extended "polar vortex" this winter, summer can't come soon enough. As warm weather approaches, many...

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...

Nov 06, 2013, 15:00 ET

American Optometric Association Launches "See Clearly, America" Campaign

 The American Optometric Association (AOA) today announced that it has launched the "See Clearly, America" public education campaign to...

Nov 01, 2013, 16:36 ET

American Optometric Association Posts Evidence-Based Eye Care Guideline for Diabetes for Public Review

Health care reform comes with strict new government standards for evidence-based health care. Now, the first guideline developed to help...

Nov 01, 2013, 11:00 ET

Eye Diseases May Go Unnoticed in Individuals with Diabetes

During American Diabetes Month®, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds patients that early detection and treatment may limit...

Oct 03, 2013, 15:00 ET

Don't Buy Contact Lenses From Any Store or Website If It Doesn't Require a Prescription

Selling lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers' eye health at risk, warns the American Optometric Association...

Jul 30, 2013, 08:00 ET

Back-to-School Checklist: Backpack, Computer, Wireless Access...and a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Computers and smartboards are a common staple in today's classrooms, but now with programs such as "bring your own device" (BYOD) to school,...

Dec 27, 2012, 09:00 ET

Early Diagnosis and Treatment Can Lessen Effects of Glaucoma, the "Sneak Thief of Sight"

Studies show that over the next 10 years the number of Americans diagnosed with glaucoma will increase by more than one million. The American...

Nov 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

Individuals with Diabetes at Increased Risk for Eye Diseases

 During American Diabetes Month®, the American Optometric Association (AOA) is encouraging Americans with diabetes to schedule at least...

Oct 09, 2012, 09:00 ET

Halloween Hazards: Think Twice Before Transforming Your Eyes

 Halloween is a fun holiday, but playing dress up can be serious business.  Consumers spend hours making sure costumes are accessorized...

Aug 07, 2012, 08:00 ET

Small Adjustments Can Make a Big Difference on the Visual Demands Students Face in the Classroom

 How many hours a day do children spend on computers or other electronic devices?  New data from the American Optometric Association's...

May 18, 2012, 17:00 ET

Watch, But Watch Safely, During Annular Solar Eclipse

On Sunday, May 20, an annular solar eclipse will be visible to those who live on the West Coast. Watching a solar eclipse can be an exciting and...

May 08, 2012, 12:45 ET

UV Protection Critical for Eye Health

AOA's annual American Eye-Q® survey shows only 47 percent of Americans say UV protection is most important factor when purchasing...

Mar 23, 2012, 17:37 ET

AOA & OAA Announce SUN Initiative

 The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Opticians Association of America (OAA), with sponsorship from Luxottica and The Vision...