Take a closer look at the profession of Optometry in Indiana and its future in this video created by the Indiana Optometric Association. The video features optometrists from across the state of Indiana and highlights the education an optometrist receives, patients they serve and the comprehensive eye care they provide.View IOA Video
Doctors of Optometry (ODs) are primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.More Information
Over 44 million Americans choose contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lenses are complex, federally-regulated medical devices that require a prescription. This interactive presentation provided by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., demonstrates why a contact lens patient's journey begins in their eye doctor's office.Click here to view A Contact Lens Patient's Journey
Purchasing eyeglasses online may offer convenience to consumers, but the American Optometric Association (AOA) warns that the consequences of making an incorrect or uninformed purchase could cost patients more time and money in the long run.
The AOA stresses to consumers that eyeglasses are an investment in their health and must be custom-fitted not only to be comfortable, but also to meet their particular prescriptive needs, which only an eye doctor can determine. However, if consumers do choose to head online for eyeglasses, they should take into consideration all the factors that go beyond simple price and stylish look—and there are a lot. Click here to read what you should know before purchasing eyeglasses online.More Information
INDIANA SCHOOL VISION SCREENING QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer.