American Academy of Optometry

Type: Organization
Name: American Academy of Optometry
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Troubleshooting Hybrid Lenses

HYBRID LENSES Knowing how to overcome issues will improve your success with hybrid contact lenses. By Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAOH ybrid lenses, which have been around since the 1980s, are not quite GP lenses and not quite soft lenses. The question is: ... [Published Contact Lens Spectrum - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

AAO: Children with visual impairments must have continual care

Constant clinical low vision care is vital for children with visual impairments to succeed in school and in their communities, according to a position paper from the Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry.Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, FAAO, ... [Published Orthopedics Today - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Aug. 29 Sartell

Alexander Holt, son of Pamela Bacon and Glenn Holt of Sartell, recently participated in the Concordia Language Village’s program by attending a two-week youth immersion session at Waldsee, the German Language Village, located near Bemidji, Minn. Holt ... [Published NewsLeader - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Yellow pigment in eye helps see better through haze

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News  –New York, Aug 26 (IANS) People with greater amounts of yellow pigment in the eye may be able to see distant objects better in hazy conditions, new research shows.Researchers from the University of Georgia ... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Got Healthy Eyes?

Maggie Niemiec/ PreventionGet socialUnless you have an existing vision problem, docs advise eye check-ups every 2 to 3 years from age 5 to 40. Ramp it up to every one or two years after age 40.To figure when you should schedule that appointment, try these ... [Published InToday - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

US workshop aims to prevent Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis is rare but sight threateningThe American Academy of Ophthalmology is holding a contact lens microbiology workshop next month aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis in contact lens wearers.The event, to explore prevention strategies, ... [Published Optician Online - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Top 6 stories in contact lenses

The contact lens industry has experienced a flurry of activity over the past week or so. CooperVision, Alcon, Alden and SynergEyes have all been in the news.CooperVision offers ECPs e-commerce service for contact lensesThrough its subsidiary, WebSystem3 ... [Published Orthopedics Today - Aug 15 2014]
First reported May 24 2014 - Updated May 24 2014 - 1 reports

New Glasses May Increase Risk of Falls in Older Adults, Suggests Review

Blurred vision contributes to the risk of falling in older adults -- but getting new glasses with a big change in vision prescription may increase the risk rather than decreasing it, according to a special article, '2013 Fry Lecture: Blurred Vision, Spectacle ... [Published Science Daily - May 24 2014]

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"Information provided by ongoing clinical low vision evaluations ensures that early intervention programs for young children and individualized educational programs for school-age children are truly individualized for the visual needs of children with visual impairments and provides these children with the best opportunity for successful growth and development" they concluded
"The results suggest that people with high levels of yellow macular pigment may have some slight advantage in hazy and glare conditions" said Adams
Click here to read "Visibility through Atmospheric Haze and Its RelationRelation to Macular Pigment."
...The researchers write, "An individual with high MP optical density would be able to detect a target at a much greater distance (ie, more atmospheric haze between them and the target) than an individual with lower MP optical density."

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Troubleshooting Hybrid Lenses [Published Contact Lens Spectrum - Sep 04 2014]
AAO: Children with visual impairments must have... [Published Orthopedics Today - Sep 04 2014]
Aug. 29 Sartell [Published NewsLeader - Aug 28 2014]
Yellow pigment in eye helps see better through ... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Aug 26 2014]
Yellow pigment in eye may aid vision through ha... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
Yellow pigment in eye may aid vision through ha... [Published Infrosoft - Aug 25 2014]
Yellow pigment in eye may aid vision through ha... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 25 2014]
Got Healthy Eyes? [Published InToday - Aug 24 2014]
US workshop aims to prevent Acanthamoeba keratitis [Published Optician Online - Aug 19 2014]
AAO aims to raise Acanthamoeba keratitis awareness [Published Modern Medicine - Aug 18 2014]
Top 6 stories in contact lenses [Published Orthopedics Today - Aug 15 2014]
New Glasses May Increase Risk of Falls in Older... [Published Science Daily - May 24 2014]
WHITE TOWNSHIP: Indiana optometrists plan move,... [Published Indiana Gazette - Jan 15 2014]
Vision prescription differs between eyes for ma... [Published BioPortfolio - Nov 29 2013]
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