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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...


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