Step Away from the Screen

Which vegetable is better for your eye health: carrots or spinach? If you answered carrots, you, along with many others, are wrong. Surprisingly, antioxidants found in spinach may protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.Read more >

March 4, 2019

Amazon drops noncompliant contact lens sellers, thanks AOA for diligence

The global e-commerce retailer pulled posts for contact lens sellers that didn’t appear to meet FCLCA patient protection provisions requiring a prescription from a licensed practitioner prior to sale.Read more >

June 18, 2019

Smart Shopping with Eye Safety in Mind

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid," is a quote you may recognize from the 1983 classic tale of a boy and his longing for a Red Ryder BB Gun: A Christmas Story. While Ralphie didn't shoot his eye out, there are actually many gifts that are given during the holiday season that have potential to cause an eye injury. Read more >

December 12, 2018

Plotting a course

June 17, 2019

AOA aggressively goes with future’s flow because the success of the profession of optometry in the future will be anchored by our actions today Read more >

Early diagnosis by doctors of optometry can provide a jump on IBD treatment

June 13, 2019

An estimated 3 million Americans were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Doctors of optometry add value to the team of health professionals who manage cases of IBD and colonic malignancies. Read more >

Mutual admiration on Father’s Day

June 13, 2019

Before Matthew Hennen, O.D., and Rachel Hennen, O.D., knew their father as an optometrist, Mark Hennen, O.D., was dad to them. And today, at Dakota Eye Care in West St. Paul, Minnesota, they also are colleagues. Read more >

‘Legal’ doesn’t always mean ‘safe’ in drivers’ vision

June 13, 2019

Glaucoma patients were five times as likely to get in a motor vehicle accident compared to similarly aged drivers, per a new study that illustrates a glaring problem with drivers’ vision requirements. Read more >

Meet me in St. Louis: A member-approved guide to the Optometry's Meeting® 2019 host city

June 10, 2019

Local AOA members recommend where to dine, sip, explore and more. Read more >

Vision impairment, cognitive decline go hand in hand

June 6, 2019

Impaired vision creates obvious functional limitations among older adults, but could it also be associated with cognitive decline? Mounting evidence suggest clues may be found in the eyes. Read more >