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Latest American Optometric Association Stories

2014-03-18 12:31:18

Free online quiz helps consumers gauge AMD risks and visual performance challenges ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is "Save Your Vision Month," an annual campaign sponsored by the American Optometric Association to create awareness around eye health and annual eye exams. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85444LOGO-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85444LOGO-b To support Save Your Vision Month, EyePromise, has developed free...

2014-03-12 23:25:23

Meeting Eyes’ Daily Water Requirement is Top Priority, Reports Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 March is "National Save Your Vision Month," an annual educational effort sponsored by the American Optometric Association (AOA). Water and eye researcher and radio host Sharon Kleyne strongly supports the AOA effort and urges everyone to have regular eye exams. According to Kleyne, the surface of the eye is 98% water and the best...

2014-03-06 16:26:45

ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To protect consumers' eye and vision health, the American Optometric Association is warning the public about the false claims that internet companies can provide an online "eye exam." These claims are confusing and misleading. Consumers should understand that only an in-person exam by a doctor of optometry or an ophthalmologist can determine how well they see and whether or not they need corrective lenses. In addition, every day,...

2014-02-18 16:26:09

The American Optometric Association offers sight-saving advice in recognition of Save Your Vision Month ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, 40 percent of Americans worry about losing their eyesight over their ability to walk or hear. AOA conducts...

2014-01-08 12:30:40

The American Optometric Association Offers Advice to Help Protect Against Vision Loss ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the American Optometric Association (AOA) is urging people of all ages to take control of their eye health through early detection to help minimize the risk of developing glaucoma. Glaucoma leads to progressive damage to the optic nerve and a loss of nerve tissue resulting in loss of vision. Currently, 2.7...

2013-11-20 23:29:32

VisiVite®, a world leader in eye vitamins, has announced it is joining forces with Optometry Cares®, a premier philanthropic organization associated with the American Optometric Association (AOA). Huntington, New York (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 A dynamic new vision health partnership is ready to make eyesight bright this holiday season. VisiVite®, a world leader in eye vitamins, has announced it is joining forces with Optometry Cares®, a premier philanthropic...

2013-11-06 16:30:48

Educational Campaign Promotes the Need for Access to High Quality Eye Care in States ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA) today announced that it has launched the "See Clearly, America" public education campaign to highlight how Doctors of Optometry possess the education, skills, and training to provide quality eye care and help meet America's rising eye care needs. The President of the American Optometric Association, Dr. Mitch...

2013-11-01 16:23:46

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform comes with strict new government standards for evidence-based health care. Now, the first guideline developed to help optometrists meet those standards is available for review and public input during a 30-day comment period. The general public, along with practicing optometrists and other stakeholders, can review the AOA Evidence-Based Guideline on Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus and submit comments...

2013-11-01 12:27:35

During American Diabetes Month®, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds patients that early detection and treatment may limit potential for vision loss ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 8 percent of the American population having diabetes, regular dilated eye exams are critical to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar, which can cause many health problems. Too much sugar in the...

2013-10-03 16:23:15

Selling lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers' eye health at risk, warns the American Optometric Association ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some Halloween enthusiasts may wear decorative contact lenses, which can change a person's eye color or create the effect of a character like a cat, zombie, or vampire, as part of their costume. However, if these lenses are bought without a prescription from an eye doctor, they could lead to serious health...