What is a Doctor of Optometry?
Doctors of Optometry (O.D.s/optometrists) are the independent 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.
No matter what your age – from toddler up to grandparent – having an annual eye exam is a good thing! Did you know an eye exam can lead to early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke? Has your child had a comprehensive exam? If not, you could be risking their learning ability and quality of life. Find out more at www.ThinkAboutYourEyes.com!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of the United States will have a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. The moon will completely block the sun's bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds. Day will turn into night, and (weather permitting) one of nature's most awesome sights will become visible: the sun's shimmering outer atmosphere, or corona. The American Optometric Association, in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, is providing detailed information so that you can safely view the eclipse.
A free information sheet can be downloaded by clicking here.
(Information courtesy of the American Astronomical Society)