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Contact Lens Wear and COVID-19

A message from the American Optometric Association: As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, patients continue to look to doctors of optometry, their primary eye health care physicians, for accurate eye health and vision guidance. When it comes to contact lens wear, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and doctors of optometry want to reinforce that contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction for millions of people. The AOA provides the following advice to ensure proper wear and care for contact lenses.

Indiana OPTOMETRY Video

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.

What Is An Optometrist?

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.

Healthy Vision for All Hoosiers

Recent research shows that 1 in 4 online contact lens consumers received lenses different than those prescribed by their eye doctor.

A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online

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.

Doctor Locator

REMEMBER YOUR ANNUAL EYE EXAM Your optometrist is here to help, with regular exams, diagnosing and treating serious eye conditions, and assessing your overall health—and how it affects your eyes. Make an appointment for a check-up today.

Eye Health

It is important to maintain eye health throughout your lifetime. Here you can find information on eye and vision conditions.

Indiana BMV Vision Screening for Drivers

Learn about vision standards to qualify for an Indiana driver's license or permit.

School Vision Screenings

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.

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