AOA Clinical Practice Guideline Accepted to National Guideline Clearinghouse in Record Time

The AOA Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for pediatric eye care represents a milestone, and now so does its national recognition timeline!  Two days after being submitted, the AOA’s newest clinical practice guideline for pediatric eye care has been recognized by acceptance to the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) .  The speedy NGC acceptance of this … More AOA Clinical Practice Guideline Accepted to National Guideline Clearinghouse in Record Time

Exploring Reported “Favorable VA Outcomes” in Children with Primary Congenital Glaucoma and Surgery

An article in the European Journal of Ophthalmology recently featured in the press reported on the long-term outcomes in children with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) who underwent angle surgery.  The author of this retrospective study over a 21-year period reported the conclusion that “a favorable visual acuity (VA) outcome was achieved”.  As an eye doctor who … More Exploring Reported “Favorable VA Outcomes” in Children with Primary Congenital Glaucoma and Surgery

Should the ACA Be Abandoned? More Evidence Shows Things Aren’t So Bad

Today’s AOA First Look features two stories on how the healthcare industry is putting pressure on the GOP to stabilize Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces.  A piece today from Axios shows that the big five for-profit U.S. health insurance companies  – Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, and UnitedHealth Group – cumulatively collected $4.5 billion in net earnings, which represents historically … More Should the ACA Be Abandoned? More Evidence Shows Things Aren’t So Bad

Advocating for Optometry Within The Nation’s Health Landscape: Representing AOA at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

“I’m hoping the public will take away a renewed, elevated view of the importance of comprehensive eye and vision care, and how doctors of optometry play a major role in facilitating access to and integrating patient care with health systems across the nation.” – Lori Grover, OD, PhD The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … More Advocating for Optometry Within The Nation’s Health Landscape: Representing AOA at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

A Message At Risk for Misinterpretation – Or, Another Reason Why Words Matter

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a paper entitled “Frequency of Evidence-Based Screening for Retinopathy in Type I Diabetes” by the DCCT/EDIC Research Group, funded by the NIH.  The authors of the study used retinal photographs and other data from a cohort of patients followed for over 30 years in the DCCT/EDIC studies.  Robust data … More A Message At Risk for Misinterpretation – Or, Another Reason Why Words Matter

AOA Focus On The Candidates: Leadership Matters!

We make important choices every day that impact our patients, our practices, and our profession.  At Optometry‘s Meeting this summer, my colleagues have the opportunity to support another important choice that can further elevate our profession within a complex health care and public health environment across our states and the nation. As a candidate for … More AOA Focus On The Candidates: Leadership Matters!

New National Resource For Ensuring Kids’ Eye and Vision Health 

The Evidence-based Optometry team is proud to share our most recent American Optometric Assiciation Clinical Practice Guideline “Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination“.  Approved by the AOA Board of Trustees, and following an intensive Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies or NASEM) process, this guideline offers something for everyone:  evidence for doctors’ clinical decision making; … More New National Resource For Ensuring Kids’ Eye and Vision Health