Archive for the ‘EyeLearn’ Category

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Making a case

October 1, 2013

poster betty harvilleBetty Harville, O.D., of the Southern College of Optometry, presents her poster on “Atypical Vitreomacular Traction: A Case Report” on which she worked with Marlon Utech, O.D. The 2013 Optometry’s Meeting® Poster Session June 29 at the San Diego Convention Center offered a national forum for clinicians, students, and faculty to communicate interesting cases and unique research to their colleagues. Read the rest of this entry ?

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HHS, education department briefing on healthy vision, learning

October 9, 2012

AOA InfantSEE® Committee Chair and Professor of Pediatric Optometry at Southern College of Optometry Glen Steele, O.D., serves as an expert panelist at the Washington, D.C., meeting of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education. Read the rest of this entry ?

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SUN Education Series Part III: Present sunglasses as important… but still fun

September 27, 2012

Providing patients with the appropriate protective outdoor eyewear is the ultimate goal of the SUN Initiative. The education series launched by the AOA and the Opticians Association of America (OAA), with support from Luxottica and The Vision Council, is designed to help avert a predicted upsurge in eye conditions related to sight-threatening ultraviolet (UV) and high-energy visible (HEV) light.

It should also be the most “fun” part of a three-step process recommended under the SUN program, according to Mark Mattison-Shupnick, John Lahr O.D., and Gail Israel of Luxottica USA, the instructors for the new “SUN Education Series Part III – Present” course, introduced this month on the AOA’s EyeLearn™ continuing education website. Read the rest of this entry ?

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SUN Prescribe CE course is ‘call to action’

September 11, 2012

The AOA EyeLearn™ optometric education portal’s new “SUN Education Series Part 2 — Prescribe” course is more than just an opportunity for optometrists to earn continuing education credits online, it’s a “call to action,” according to instructor John Lahr, O.D. Read the rest of this entry ?

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SUN Part 1-Protect offers ways to explain UV dangers

August 2, 2012

Sunglass sales are increasing faster than other vision care products and services, noted John Lahr, O.D., the instructor for the SUN Education Series on the AOA EyeLearn™ optometric continuing education portal. Sales of sunglasses were up 4.5 percent from 2010 to 2011, compared with a 2.8 percent increase for other segments of the vision care market, according to data compiled by the industry tracking service Vision Watch. Read the rest of this entry ?

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SUN project seeks to curb wave of UV eye problems

June 14, 2012

Amid new evidence that ultraviolet (UV) and high-energy visible (HEV) radiation pose a growing eye health problem, the ambitious new SUN Education Series, jointly developed by the AOA and the Opticians Association of America (OAA) with support from Luxottica and The Vision Council, seeks to avert a predicted upsurge in sight-robbing eye conditions through the use of protective outdoor eyewear. Read the rest of this entry ?

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EyeLearn™ now offers practice management webinars

May 28, 2012

The 2012 Medicare coding and billing rules, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), e-prescribing, entry into practice, and the basics of practice marketing are among the topics covered in a new library of 30 practice management webinars posted to EyeLearn™ last month. Read the rest of this entry ?