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2009-06-01 16:10:00

No-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments provided by InfantSEE(R) Program   ST. LOUIS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, St. Louis Metro Area optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA...

2009-05-05 10:12:00

No-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments provided by InfantSEE(R) Program SEATTLE, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Seattle and Tacoma-area optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation in...

2009-04-28 11:47:00

No-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments provided by InfantSEE(R) Program CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, West Virginia optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation in...

2009-04-16 11:02:00

No-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments provided by doctors of optometry during the week of April 20 CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Chicago and surrounding area optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's...

2009-04-10 12:36:00

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those lenses. Danger in the form of hard to pronounce words like fusarium keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis. These are nasty words that are causing eye health complications from minor eye infections to...

2009-03-18 10:04:00

No-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments provided by InfantSEE(R) Program DES MOINES, Iowa, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Des Moines and surrounding area optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by the American Optometric...

2009-02-26 10:11:00

Millions of Americans Can Protect Against Eye Diseases by Eating Healthier ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of March's Save Your Vision Month, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition. Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts, the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Based on research from multiple studies, there is a strong...

2009-02-25 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services indicates that a lack of access to eye care services for residents in rural and low-income areas has become a major public health crisis in America. The report "Assessing the Need for On-Site Eye Care Professionals in Community Health Centers" analyzed the services provided by community health centers across the country, and revealed that visual health and...

2009-02-17 11:44:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Bismarck and surrounding area optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by the American Optometric Association (AOA) in partnership with The Vision Care Institute(TM), LLC a Johnson &...

2009-02-06 08:00:00

President Highlights Healthy Vision and Classroom Learning Link as SCHIP Legislation Signed Into Law WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA), the voice for more than 36,000 frontline providers of eye and vision care in communities nationwide, today commended President Barack Obama for singling out the importance of eye and vision care when he signed an historic expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). "No child should be...


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