News Analysis

How and Why to Get Behind Health Exchanges

It took more than two decades for optometrists to achieve drug prescribing rights. Now, ODs face another challenge: not getting shut out of Obamacare.

Will the Sunshine Act Shine a Bright Light or Cast a Dim Shadow?

From invasion-of-privacy issues to the benefits of greater transparency, sweeping changes may result from this new federal regulation.

The High Cost of Poor Vision

The United States spends more than $50 billion a year on vision problems—and the prevalence and the costs to care for these conditions are rising fast. What can be done?

SHould This Child Have an Eye Exam?

A debate is raging whether children’s vision exams are necessary or affordable as a mandated public health policy.

Optometry Under Fire

Because the profession has gained so much, does organized medicine have optometry in its sights?

Optometry School Applications Drop 25%

It follows a trend similar to all other schools for the health professions.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9, 2023

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Earn up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (COPE Accreditation Pending)

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December 9-10, 2023

Retina Update 2023
Location: Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 11 LIVE COPE credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 14, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
Location: Virtual
Presenters: April Jasper, OD, and Mitch Ibach, OD
Webinar: 10:00pm ET

Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb

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