Pediatrics

How to Perform a Peds Exam in Under Five Minutes

Have no fear. Learn the keys to examining pediatric patients for the generalist optometrist.
05/15/2024

Access to Pediatric Eye Care Severely Lacking Across the US

Study finds approximately 96% of counties lack specialists among both optometrists and ophthalmologists, with lower socioeconomic areas the most severely affected.
04/12/2024

Visual Disorders More Common in Children, Adolescents with ADHD

A large study concluded this is likely not a result of medication or misdiagnosis, though researchers did observe higher prevalence in non-stimulant vs. stimulant users.
10/25/2023

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Moderate usage may not be harmful and might even improve some aspects of vision, study suggests.
09/28/2023

Study Documents Visual Troubles in Children Born Prematurely

Refractive errors—hyperopia in particular—and strabismus were far more common than retinal malformations sufficient enough to require anti-VEGF.
09/26/2023

Pediatric Exams Made Easy

Make a big impact with our smaller patients and take the time to address their visual needs.
05/15/2023

Nine Out of 10 of US Counties Have No Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Despite the subspecialty increasing its ranks by more than 300 individuals in the past 15 years, population grew at a faster rate proportionately.
02/02/2023

Close, Long-term Monitoring Needed in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retreatment and preterm birth were associated with ocular problems in six-year-olds.
02/02/2023

Optometrists Play Key Role in Pediatric Referral

To improve efficiency in the healthcare system, a recent analysis argues these specialists should be relied on more, as their diagnostic accuracy was shown to be better than that of GPs and pediatricians.
10/19/2022

Topical Antibiotic Effective in Pediatric Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

However, placebo drops also seemed to have a therapeutic effect compared with no intervention.
10/17/2022

Upcoming Events

June 4, 2024

Rethinking Dry Eye Disease: A Contemporary Approach to a Complex Condition
Location: Virtual
Presenters:  Karl G. Stonecipher, MD, and Jessica Steen, OD
Webinar: 8:00pm ET

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
Location: The Palm Nashville, TN
Presenters: Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA
Time: 6:15pm CT

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June 20, 2024

Current Thinking in Dry Eye Disease: Contemporary Perspectives on a Complex Condition
Location: Morton's The Steakhouse, Nashville, TN
Presenters: David Kading, OD, and Jessilin Quint, OD
Program: 7
:00pm CT

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