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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. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) American Eye-Q® survey, 46 percent of consumers indicate eyesight is the sense they worry most about losing. With consumer sentiment so focused on eye health, protecting the eyes and vision should be an important part of overall...

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. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA), the voice of America's family eye doctors, today warned that if a set of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations are adopted as policy, significant harm will be caused to the ongoing efforts of eye doctors nationwide to...

2011-01-05 13:55:00

American Optometric Association Advises Moderation in Use, No Evidence Yet of Harmful Effects ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA), representing America's family eye doctors (optometrists), says 3D in movies, TV and even 3D on Nintendo's 3DS isn't necessarily bad for adults or children. In fact, optometrists, professional health care providers committed to children's vision and eye health, say 3D viewing may actually help uncover...

2010-12-28 08:55:00

AURORA, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development journal, Optometry & Vision Development, features the latest in eye and vision care research that was presented at its annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico this fall. During this meeting, John Shelley-Tremblay, PhD, an associate professor of Psychology at the University of South Alabama, noted that positive gains in oral reading fluency were obtained when...

2010-12-06 08:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wells Fargo Practice Finance, formerly known as Matsco, announced today an agreement to become the preferred provider for optometric practice and equipment financing for American Optometric Association (AOA) members. The affinity relationship through the AOA's Member Advantage Program will offer a range of financial products to AOA members for practice acquisition, start-up and expansion projects, along with commercial real estate...

2010-11-30 09:47:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, Inc. is collaborating with the American Optometric Association (AOA) to bring the "Read the Green Sweepstakes" to consumers nationwide who value healthy sight as an important factor in their sports performance. Consumers can enter for a chance to win exclusive golf-related prizes, tying in with Transitions' focus on an active, healthy lifestyle and its role as the Official Eyewear of the PGA TOUR®,...

2010-11-04 16:06:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediaplanet International has released one of the most focused, and widely distributed, reports on eye health today in The Los Angeles Times. "Vision Health & Wellness" is an 8-page special report which educates readers about the importance of the annual eye exam, proper eye care, and eye disease prevention and treatment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-20 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- For 40 million Americans, using contact lenses to improve vision is a way of life. While a good number adhere to the medical guidelines for wearing contacts, some do not. According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, many are breaking the rules and putting their health and vision at risk by doing so. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-10-05 06:17:00

Study offers practitioners' insights on appropriate age to introduce a child to soft contact lenses and factors that influence their decision to prescribe contacts for children ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of optometrists feel it is appropriate to introduce a child to soft contact lenses between the ages of 10-12, with daily disposable contact lenses being the most frequently prescribed contacts for this age group, according to a new American Optometric...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, South Carolina 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...


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