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2010-01-18 15:17:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CooperVision today announced that Richard Clompus, OD, FAAO, has joined the company as vice president, global professional relations within the Global Commercial Strategy team. Dr. Clompus will support clinical studies, education, and professional affairs on a worldwide basis in order to further establish CooperVision's position in the global contact lens industry. "Richard brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to this role," said...

2009-12-17 15:16:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama yesterday signed into law a measure that provides nearly $600,000 in new federal resources to help expand the scope and impact of InfantSEE® - the signature public health program of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and administered by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation. On December 16, President Obama signed into law the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2009, which was approved by the...

2009-12-17 15:48:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Optometric Association (AOA) and its 36,000 members today announced overwhelming support for a growing movement in Congress to name the future Blind Rehabilitation Center at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Long Beach Medical Center in honor of the first ever Army optometrist killed in action while on active duty. Originally introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. John Campbell (R-CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)...

2009-11-16 09:07:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that eyes change with age, and baby boomers - Americans born between 1946 and 1964 - are at the stage when many are affected by vision problems. Despite the prevalence of Americans affected by these changes, a new survey from the American Optometric Association (AOA) shows a concerning lack of public knowledge and misunderstanding regarding age-related eye diseases and conditions. According to the AOA's American...

2009-09-29 11:42:00

AURORA, Ohio, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A routine visit to the eye doctor resulted in a national resolution that was passed by the NAACP at its 100th Anniversary Convention held in New York City, endorsing optometric vision therapy as a way to help some prisoners become productive members of society. When Charles Brittingham, President of the Wilmington, DE Branch of the NAACP, went for his yearly eye exam, he was amazed to learn how vision problems can impact academic...

2009-09-29 09:08:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- While the economy begins to show signs of a slow recovery, many consumers continue to struggle with financial challenges, some of which could affect their health. A survey released today by the American Optometric Association (AOA) revealed that 36 percent of Americans say they are limiting their doctor visits because of the recession. When asked which doctors they are visiting less, the majority indicated dentist (63 percent), followed by primary...

2009-08-04 10:04:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is an important part to the learning process and success in school. Reading, writing and computer work are among the visual skills that students are required to perform daily. However, studies show that 86 percent of children start school without ever having...

2009-07-28 10:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, Louisiana optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through InfantSEE(R). InfantSEE(R), a public health program developed by Optometry's Charity(TM) - The AOA Foundation in partnership with The Vision Care Institute(TM), LLC a Johnson & Johnson company, was...

2009-07-08 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that vision screenings, using standard methods of assessing visual acuity in older adults, a practice common in the primary care setting, is insufficient for use as a secondary prevention or screening method. The American Optometric Association (AOA) highlights the significance of the report as an...

2009-06-02 10:00:00

InfantSEE(R) reminds parents about the importance of eye assessments for babies during June's Child Vision Awareness Month ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- When should a parent schedule a comprehensive eye assessment for a baby? Clinical research has shown that at 6 months, the average baby has reached a number of critical developmental milestones, making this an appropriate age for the first eye and vision assessment. According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2008 American...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.