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Managing the care of patients with contact lens-related dry eye

Contact lens wear has been cited as one of the risk factors for dry eye. Get five expert-recommended tips to help your patients.

Lens-based strategies to address reading issues due to mild, disease-related vision loss

We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted.

Restoring sight to the blind? Study shines light on optogenetics in RP

A new study reports partial recovery of visual function in a patient with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa using optogenetic therapy, a first for researchers looking into the neurodegenerative disease.

4 office-based surgical procedures courses to help patients achieve a better quality of life

As contemporary optometry evolves, opportunities will open up for doctors of optometry to expand surgical procedures in their practices. A series of courses on these office-based procedures will be offered at Optometry’s Meeting®.

Educate Your Patients

As the nation’s primary eye health care providers, doctors of optometry must inform patients on how a comprehensive eye exam is a critical part of overall health maintenance. Use these resources to educate patients.
Gene testing, therapy: 4 considerations for IRDs

Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) cause severe visual impairment, but advances in genetic testing and therapy offer a glimmer of hope—how optometry can get involved.

Are your patients adhering to diabetes self-care standards? Here's how you can help

Researchers found only about 30% of patients with diabetes abide by four diabetes care practices—including eye exams.

Thinking about low vision in your practice? Start here

Low Vision Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to consider implementing such services in your practice and to ensure you have the right connections for necessary referrals to other doctors of optometry who provide this essential care.

A glaucoma update with AOA’s EBO Committee

The AOA Evidence-based Optometry Committee is working diligently to produce a new glaucoma clinical practice guideline. An expert shares what you can do now to meet patients’ needs.

‘High sight’ impairs contrast sensitivity, visual acuity

New study details the adverse effects on certain visual functions immediately following marijuana use.

Understanding photophobia in mTBI

Photophobia is complex and experienced by approximately 50% of patients with TBI.