Latest American Optometric Association Stories

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.

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.

2011-03-19 06:41:50

US eye specialists are dismissing warnings that the Nintendo 3DS screen should not be used by children younger than six.

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 health.

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.

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.

2011-02-24 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision plays an important role in many aspects of daily life. From morning to night, the eyes are working hard to process information.

2011-02-04 13:00:00

Doctors of Optometry Troubled by Disregard for Vision and Eye Health Needs of Children under 3 and Reliance on Failed Vision Screening System for Preschoolers WASHINGTON, Feb.

2011-01-05 13:55:00

American Optometric Association Advises Moderation in Use, No Evidence Yet of Harmful Effects ST. LOUIS, Jan.

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