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2014-10-20 08:31:01

Nepal study shows tablet-based test could lead to earlier intervention and improved eye health outcomes in low-resource communities CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American...

2014-10-18 12:21:24

Study shows iPhone ophthalmoscope could be an effective, lower-cost solution for monitoring diabetic retinopathy in remote populations CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 118(th) annual meeting. The results of the research indicate...

2014-10-03 16:24:28

Good Vision Does Not Guarantee Good Eye Health JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you can see clearly, you probably believe your eyes are healthy. This may be true - but not always. To maintain good eye health, the American Optometric Association recommends that everyone - including children - have regular, comprehensive eye exams conducted by an eye care professional (ECP).[1] http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150228 To support World Sight Day on...

2014-10-01 16:26:31

Don't let over-the-counter eye accessories turn Halloween into a nightmare, ophthalmologists warn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story - going blind because of a costume accessory - the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun...

2014-10-01 08:31:06

Regular eye exams encouraged to ensure proper vision OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - October is Children's Vision Month and Doctors of Optometry Canada are reminding parents to take their children for a yearly eye exam. At school, socially and in play, vision problems can prevent children from reaching their full potential. With 80 per cent of learning based on vision, an eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry is the best way to help ensure children achieve optimal learning and...

2014-09-24 23:09:33

Agrees with Recent Business Insider Article but Also Believes Eyes Are First Indicator of Atmospheric Health Problems. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The earliest visible symptoms of several serious diseases often appear in the eyes, according to a recent article in Business Insider.* Radio talk show host Sharon Kleyne agrees with this and has been teaching it to her audience for years. Kleyne, however, would go a step farther, contending that certain eye symptoms can also be...

2014-09-12 16:24:14

Colorado eye care provider Vision Care Specialists welcomes Drs. Lee Guo and Chu (Yumi) Jeong to Lakewood and Aurora and expands hours at 3 locations. DENVER, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Colorado eye care provider Vision Care Specialists announced expansion in staff and hours to meet the growing demand for its high quality eye care services. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145684 As of September, 2014, Vision Care Specialists locations in Aurora,...

2014-09-09 16:26:52

American Academy of Ophthalmology explains common eye symptoms for adults in support of Healthy Aging Month SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older.[1] By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people will have vision impairment that cannot be...

2014-09-09 08:27:56

New Research Confirms Cost Is a Top Barrier to Seeking Eye Care LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Not being able to see well is no laughing matter. That's why nationally renowned standup comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley has teamed up with America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses to create the Rickey Smiley Eyewear line and give more people the opportunity to see well and look good, too. Now available in 12 styles, these fashion-forward frames feature hot...

2014-09-03 12:30:15

78 percent of aging Americans affected by vision loss; American Optometric Association offers tips to protect eyesight throughout life ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a fact of life that vision can change over time, resulting in a number of noticeable differences in how well aging adults see the world around them. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q(®) consumer survey, 78 percent of adults age 55 or older report...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.