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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...

2011-06-10 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the rising flood waters of rivers across the country force people to seek higher ground, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds consumers to be vigilant with eye protection and eye care, particularly for contact lens wearers. Flooding causes an increase in the incidence of water-borne pathogens. These pathogens, including amoeba, parasites, bacteria and viruses, can be dangerous to the eye and may lead to infections and other...

2011-05-16 12:28:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Ohio optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE®. InfantSEE®, a public health program developed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation and Vistakon, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care,...

2011-05-02 09:16:00

AURORA, Ohio, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a mother trying to determine why her child was struggling with reading and learning, Robin Benoit found it very difficult to locate answers. According to Jillian's fourth grade teacher, even though Jillian was very bright, her academic performance was lagging behind. She had poor handwriting, left many of her class assignments unfinished, skipped words when she read out loud, would daydream during silent reading, and was...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

Research from the American Optometric Association indicates that 1 in 4 children has a vision problem that affects learning. Based on last year's Wisconsin student enrollment numbers, the statistic indicates that nearly 250, 000 students in Wisconsin could have a vision problem that affects their academic progress. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 Based on research from the American Optometric Association (AOA), The Vision Therapy Center estimates that nearly 250,000 students in...

2011-04-12 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With about one-in-four school-aged children suffering from an undetected or untreated vision problem, the American Optometric Association (AOA), with support from HOYA Vision Care, gathered together doctors, nurses, educators and other children's health advocates for the first-ever School Readiness Summit: Focus on Vision. The two-day session, convened by the AOA in Washington, D.C., examined alarmingly high-rates of learning-related vision...

2011-04-07 09:49:00

Public Health and Education Leaders Come Together to Unveil a New National Strategy to Combat High Rates of Learning-Related Vision Problems in School-Age Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eye and vision problems among school-age children in the United States is an urgent national public health challenge which can directly impact a child's ability to succeed in school and later in life. To confront and help combat this growing problem, influential...

2011-04-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Representative Bobby Schilling (R-IL) was recognized today for providing important leadership on key health care and small business policy issues by doctors of optometry from his home district and their national organization, the 36,000 member American Optometric Association (AOA). "Rep. Schilling has made full use of his background as a successful small business owner to quickly emerge as a respected leader among the newly-elected...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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