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Jul 18, 2019, 09:47 ET Newly Introduced Federal Legislation Puts Doctors and Patients Back in Control of Important Health Care Decisions

A bi-partisan bill backed by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) was recently introduced in the U.S....


Jul 02, 2019, 17:30 ET Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for Optometry Available for Peer and Public Review

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is proud to present the 2nd edition of its evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Evidence-Based...


Apr 09, 2019, 16:45 ET Doctor-Patient Relationship, Access To Primary Eye Health Care Are The Focus As More Than 600 Doctors And Students Of Optometry Advocate On Capitol Hill

Hundreds of American Optometric Association (AOA) doctors of optometry, America's primary eye health care providers, and students from across the U.S....


Mar 01, 2019, 08:00 ET With Childhood Myopia Rates on the Rise, the American Optometric Association Highlights the Importance of Early Intervention through Annual Eye Exams

More than 40 percent of Americans are myopic and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-aged children. In fact, one...


Dec 12, 2018, 17:15 ET AOA Applauds Report Calling for States to Improve Safe Patient Access to Critical Eye Health Services

The American Optometric Association (AOA) supports the recommendations asserted in the 2018 Administration Report, Reforming America's Healthcare...


Nov 08, 2018, 11:35 ET More Than a Third of Americans At High Risk for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss

More than 30 million Americans with diabetes and another 84 million who have prediabetes are at risk for developing diabetic eye disease, the leading ...


Oct 09, 2018, 13:49 ET The American Optometric Association Launches Campaign to Combat Illegal Contact Lens Vendors

In the spirit of Halloween, the American Optometric Association (AOA) kicks off their annual "31 in 31" letter-writing campaign to warn about a real...


Aug 16, 2018, 14:19 ET Improper Contact Lens Use Associated with Increased Risk of Infections

Today, more than 45 million Americans of all ages (more than one in ten people) wear contact lenses—a safe and effective form of vision correction....


Oct 04, 2017, 09:30 ET Patients Beware: Buying Decorative Halloween Contact Lenses without a Prescription is Risky

In the spirit of Halloween, the American Optometric Association (AOA) is warning people about a real fright – damage from wearing un-prescribed...


Jul 25, 2017, 10:45 ET Optometrists Urge Families to Prioritize Their Children's Health with Annual Eye Exams

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recently released the newly revised Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye ...


Jul 12, 2017, 09:30 ET All Eyes Will Be on the Sky in August: Here's a Few Tips That Won't Leave You in the Dark During the Solar Eclipse

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, ...


Jun 23, 2017, 10:30 ET Patient-Centered Care and Optometry's Expanded Role in Health Care Spotlighted by Doctors and Students of Optometry During 2017 AOA On Capitol Hill

More than 5,000 doctors of optometry and students from all 50 states are in Washington, DC, this week to spotlight optometry's expanding role in the...


Mar 21, 2017, 09:45 ET Federal Legislation Puts Patients and Doctors Back in Control of Important Health Care Decisions

An AOA, Georgia Optometric Association, and American Dental Association (ADA)-backed bill introduced Friday, March 17, in the U.S. House of...


Mar 13, 2017, 10:45 ET American Optometric Association Calls for System-Wide Action to Make Eye Health and Vision Care a National Priority

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is taking action and calling on government, private-sector and nonprofit stakeholders to join forces in...


Mar 01, 2017, 10:00 ET Put Your Digital Devices to Bed Early: Optometrists Caution Overexposure to Blue Light May Cause Health Issues

The American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2016 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that 88 percent of Americans know that digital devices can...


Oct 27, 2016, 09:30 ET American Optometric Association's Annual Survey Reveals Misconceptions about Diagnosing Diabetes and its Related Eye Diseases

The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International...


Oct 06, 2016, 01:00 ET Be Scary But Safe With Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween

Halloween is all about trick-or-treating for the kids, and for partygoers, finding a creative costume that 'wows.' Some may wear decorative contact...


Sep 23, 2016, 02:45 ET Legislation Would Protect the Health and Safety of Contact Lens Consumers from Predatory Online Sales Tactics

Legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives and supported by national groups, including the American Optometric Association ...


Sep 15, 2016, 12:01 ET America's Vision Health and Care Must Be a National Priority, According to New Report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Blindness is the condition that many Americans fear most1, yet millions suffer with undiagnosed and undertreated vision impairments impacting their...


Aug 10, 2016, 04:15 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, 02:00 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 offer...


May 19, 2016, 02:30 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 and...


Apr 13, 2016, 01:30 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 Sen....


Apr 04, 2016, 02:00 ET American Optometric Association Complaint Urges FDA Enforcement of Device Standards on Vision "App"

The American Optometric Association (AOA) is today asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take legal action against an online vision test...


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 Association's...