Latest American Optometric Association Stories

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...

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