Do Fruit Flies Hold the Key to AMD?

By WO Dec 2018

Vicki P. Losick, PhD, has been named the inaugural recipient of an award from the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund to support her research at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Maine, on age-related macular degeneration.

When Your Career Becomes Your Calling

By WO Nov 2018

Amanda Lee, OD, has achieved an array of career goals in the years since she graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in the 1990s.

Why Inclusion and Diversity Will Drive the Future of the Optical Industry

By WO Jul 2018

Among the U.S. population of children under the age of 5, now more than half are children of color, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These changing demographics bring increasingly diverse spending power among women and minority markets, in particular.

What About All Three Carotenoids?

By Dr. Hitchmoth Jun 2018

By Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD—In 2014, I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a part of a group1 that reviewed the scientific evidence and nutritional best practices surrounding zeaxanthin, lutein, and meso-zeaxanthin.

Industry’s Support for Optometry Adapts as the Profession Changes

By WO Dec 2017

In their regular meetings, Weslie Hamada, OD, FAAO; W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO; and Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, of the North America Vision Care professional education and development team at Johnson and Johnson Vision (JJV), sweat the details about how industry can support postgraduate optometric education in a changing world.

Center Provides Students Hands-on Education Beyond Didactic Training

By WO Sep 2017

Charissa Lee, OD, FAAO, didn’t see herself taking on a role in education, despite an early childhood plan of becoming a teacher.