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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...

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...


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