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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...

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. Optometrists urged Congress to protect and expand access to essential optometric eye and vision care for America's families, including veterans, working men and women, children and seniors. Serving as...

2011-03-31 12:09:00

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., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eye and vision problems among school-age children in the United States are 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...

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2011-03-19 06:41:50

U.S. eye specialists are dismissing warnings that the Nintendo 3DS screen should not be used by children younger than six. The optometrists say that it is a good idea to get your kids to try the 3D screen, especially if they are younger than six, reports the Associated Press (AP).  They said that the device will not cause any harm and could help catch vision disorders that have to be caught early in order to be fixed. "The 3DS could be a godsend for identifying kids under 6 who need...

2011-03-18 15:17:00

NEW YORK, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 18th 2011, Mediaplanet is partnering with The American Optometric Association to release our seventh edition special section report in USA Today entitled "Vision: Envision a Brighter Future For Your Eyes." (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) Raising Awareness "Vision" was designed to raise awareness and educate the American public about the importance of caring for your eyes to improve your overall...

2011-03-16 06:17:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ACUVUE® ADVANCE® Plus Brand Contact Lenses today became the sixth contact lens in the ACUVUE® Brand family of products to receive the Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Commission on Ophthalmic Standards. In awarding the Seal of Acceptance, AOA's Commission on Ophthalmic Standards, which provides independent...

2011-03-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA) and its 36,000 members announced its partnership with the 3D@Home Consortium, a group of more than 45 companies, to improve the understanding of 3D/S3D viewing as a safe and appropriate technology for all viewing audiences. The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), stating their intent to share data and jointly promote vision health utilizing stereoscopic 3D displays. The two groups signed...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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