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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.

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.

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.

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, Inc., was designed to provide professional eye...

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-04-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.

2011-04-05 17:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The national spotlight was focused squarely on optometry as nearly 500 doctors of optometry and optometry students from around the country converged on Capitol Hill today as the debate continues over the direction of national health care reform.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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