©2017-2020 Powered by HongDee Corporation

Designed by Victor Hao

Nov 27, 2018

Welcome to the Forum!

0 comments

It’s good to have you here! Feel free to share anything - stories, ideas, pictures or whatever is on your mind. Here you can start discussions, connect with members, reply to comments, and more.

 

Have something to say? Leave a comment or share a post!

 

New Posts
  • 2018 Comprehensive Eye Care Section Ocular Photography Contest Now Open The Comprehensive Eye Care Section would like to announce that the 2018 Ocular Photography Contest is currently open and will close at 11:45 PM CST on August 1, 2018, with the winners being notified by September 1, 2018. Optometrists may submit up to two entries per category: •    Anterior Segment Category: Lids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Contact Lens, Iris, Lens, Angle/Gonioscopy, Color photo, Anterior Seg OCT. •    Posterior Segment Category: Vitreous, Optic Nerve, Retina, Color/Red-free photo, Fluorescein Angiography/ICG, Fundus Auto-fluorescence, Posterior Seg OCT, HRT, GDx, B-scan ultrasound. The grand prize winner from each category will receive complimentary registration for Academy 2018 San Antonio and will have his or her photograph published in the OVS Journal, as well as in the meeting show daily, AAO Times. In addition to the two grand prize winners, the contest will award 4 honorable mentions. All of the winning submissions will be assembled into a photo tower which will be on display at the Academy meeting. Please complete the submission form to enter the contest. Please note the submission process has changed and submissions must be completed entirely at this website.  Please note: partial submissions cannot be saved and accessed at a later time; therefore, be prepared to complete your submission in its entirety. Emailed submission forms and photos will no longer be accepted. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. If you have any questions, please email contest co-chairs Dr. April M. Lewis and Dr. Melanie Gonzalez-Oliva at AcademyPhotographyContest@gmail.com . For full contest rules please visit the 2018 Ocular Photography Contest webpage. Also, you may view the previous contest winning submissions online. All the above information and articles are introduced from https://www.aaopt.org/detail/news/2018/06/15/2018-comprehensive-eye-care-section-ocular-photography-contest-now-open
  • Low vision is a term that refers to vision 20/70 or worse that cannot be fully corrected by glasses or contact lenses. People with low vision generally fall into two groups: partially sighted (meaning they have a visual acuity between 20/70 and 20/200 with the aid of corrective lenses), and legally blind (meaning vision is no better than 20/200 with regular correction aids).  What Causes Low Vision? Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision and many eye diseases have no early symptoms. Regular eye exams are important to check for early warning signs of serious eye and other health concerns. Between exams, it is important to let your eye care professional know if you notice any changes in your vision or if your eye is injured in any way. There are a wide variety of causes of low vision, including: Macular degeneration Diabetes/Diabetic retinopathy Glaucoma Cataracts Retinitis pigmentosa Inherited diseases Eye injury Symptoms of Low Vision A thorough eye examination is needed to diagnose causes of low vision. People with low vision may experience the following symptoms: Loss of central vision Night blindness Loss of peripheral vision Blurred vision Hazy vision Treatments for Low Vision Low vision cannot be fully corrected. However, there are a wide array of devices to help people with low vision, including tinted eyewear to help with light sensitivity and contrast, magnifiers (hand held and for digital or computer use), and large-print reading materials or audio recordings. There are certain eye care professionals who specialize in rehabilitation for low vision, who can help you continue many of your normal activities with some modifications. Ask your eye care professional if this may help you. NPR.0413.USA.17 All the above information and articles are introduced from http://www.bausch.com/your-eye-concerns/diseases-and-disorders/low-vision
  • Your Sight Depends on Seeing the Right Eye Care Provider at the Right Time When it's time to "get your eyes checked," make sure you are seeing the right eye care professional for your needs. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians each play an important role in providing eye care to consumers. But the levels of training and expertise are quite different for each type of provider. Here's a quick look at the types of eye care providers: An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed college and at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and surgery. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases , performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders. Subspecialists: additional knowledge and training for specific eye needs While ophthalmologists are trained to care for all eye problems and conditions, some ophthalmologists specialize in a specific area of medical or surgical eye care. This person is called a subspecialist . He or she usually completes one or two years of additional, more in-depth training called a fellowship in one of the main subspecialty areas such as glaucoma, retina, cornea, pediatrics, neurology and plastic surgery, as well as others. This added training and knowledge prepares an ophthalmologist to take care of more complex or specific conditions in certain areas of the eye or in certain groups of patients. Optometrist � � Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An optometrist receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three years or more years of college. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. this article is adapted from https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/what-is-ophthalmologist