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2011-12-14 11:00:00

Sight Preservation, Dry Eye and the American Optometric Association's (AOA) InfantSee Pediatric Eye Care Program. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 On April 28, 2008, Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show, interviewed Scott Jens, DO Chairman of American Optometric Associationâs âœInfantSeeâ program. The topic was eye care, eyesight preservation and dry eye prevention for children in a changing global...

2011-10-24 07:00:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Arkansas optometrists are devoting appointments throughout the year to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE®. To call attention to and emphasize the importance of this effort, October 24 through October 29, 2011 has been declared...

2011-10-14 13:42:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Optical Laboratories Association and The Vision Council, the American Optometric Association has published the results of a months-long study investigating the level of compliance of prescription eyewear ordered online for compliance with optical tolerance and impact resistance requirements. The study was published in the September issue of Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association. While patients...

2011-10-11 16:00:00

Consumer's questions about contact lenses answered at www.ContactLensSafety.org. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA) launched www.ContactLensSafety.org, a new, easy-to-use Web site to help answer consumer questions about contact lens safety. The AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) created the site with the assistance of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). "With more than 30 million Americans wearing contact lenses for...

2011-10-03 05:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 3D@Home Consortium announces the release of a new public health report, '3D in the Classroom: See Well, Learn Well', authored by the American Optometric Association in consultation with 3D@Home and its member organizations. The document is a joint effort of several top authorities in the optometric community, educators and vision researchers. It is designed to help teachers, students, and parents understand 3D and its impact on the visual...

2011-09-23 08:00:00

JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Mississippi optometrists are devoting appointments throughout the year to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE®. To call attention to and emphasize the importance of this effort, Governor Haley Barbour has proclaimed September 24 through October 1, 2011...

2011-09-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, specific generations have different levels of knowledge and varying views and habits when it comes to eye and vision care. From seasonal eye allergies to UV protection to contact lens hygiene, the survey finds that the traditionalist (or silent) generation (1925-1945), baby boomers (1946-1964) and generations X (1965-1977) and Y (1978-1994)...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Classrooms around the country are becoming increasingly high-tech, and teachers are incorporating 3D imaging, digital devices and the latest computer applications into their daily curriculum. While these devices can greatly enhance learning, they also increase the importance of proper eye and vision care. According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2011 American Eye-Q ® survey, parents have some concern about the...

2011-07-21 04:00:00

Medical Organizations Call for Significant Changes to Protect Patients from Undue Harm LEXINGTON, Ky., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- Proposed regulations for a new state law which allows optometrists, who are not medical doctors, to perform a broad range of surgical procedures on the eye, fail to properly define the education, training and oversight necessary for this new scope of work that is typically performed by medical board-certified physicians. These failures put...

2011-06-21 09:04:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Kentuckians will be spending time outdoors this summer - boating, laying on a beach at a lake or just spending time in the yard. But spending too much time outdoors can be harmful to a person's vision and can cause serious and potentially chronic eye conditions. The sun's UV-A and UV-B rays can have long- and short-term impacts on a person's eyes and vision, including for children. "Just one day of overexposure to the sun can damage...