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2014-07-14 23:01:11

Entertainment Industries Council, leading makeup artists and eye-care professionals release dramatic public service campaign targeting dangerous practices with decorative contact lens use in teens and young adults. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) have teamed with entertainment industry-leading artists from the Emmy-nominated TV series American...

2014-05-20 12:25:08

AOA urges consumers to take a closer look when buying sunglasses this season ST. LOUIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After much of the United States experienced an extended "polar vortex" this winter, summer can't come soon enough. As warm weather approaches, many Americans will gladly shed their winter coats for shorts, flip flops and, most importantly, sunglasses. While many will look for fashionable eyewear, the most critical factor to keep in mind is making sure sunglasses...

2014-05-14 08:31:24

The American Optometric Association and InfantSEE® recommend eye assessments within the first year of life ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States and the most prevalent impairing conditions during childhood. However, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® survey, only 19 percent of parents know that a child should have their first comprehensive eye assessment by an...

2014-04-29 23:04:14

Entertainment industry-leading makeup artists and eye-care professionals release dramatic public service campaign with Entertainment Industries Council targeting dangerous practices with decorative contact lens use in teens and young adults. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) have teamed up with entertainment industry-leading artists from the TV series...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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