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Patients want solutions, but eye care providers aren’t being proactive enough

Eye care professionals: are you missing opportunities to help people suffering from screen-related eye strain? Studies say yes. At Vision Expo West 2017, we learned about a new study that highlighted a gap in eye care. Most U.S. consumers are very concerned about eye strain related to the use of digital devices. However, eye care providers aren’t addressing the issue enough. Why not, and what can be done about it?Read More

Not being able to see the board is only one eye-related issue that affects one in four young students

Eye doctors who treat young patients know the importance of eye care among school-age children. Statistics show that one in four children aged 5 to17 have a vision problem, according to the National Commission on Vision & Health (NCVH), which can profoundly impact learning.Read More

What your patients need to know about a new law aimed at those with hearing loss

A new law aims to make hearing aids cheaper and more widely used by making them available over-the-counter without a prescription or a doctor’s involvement. Is this good news for the estimated 48 million people who suffer from hearing loss? Or is this yet another example of marketing prevailing over medicine, similar to how online eyewear retailers are stepping on eye doctors’ toes? Read on to find out myths and facts about hearing loss and OTC hearing aids so you can better educate your patients on this topic.Read More

Eye doctors can help identify early hearing loss in at-risk patients, ensuring they get treatment

If our eyesight was failing, most of us would go see an eye doctor. And if our hearing was failing, most of us would…put off treatment for years, risking further deterioration and depression? It may seem hard to believe, but that’s exactly what the research indicates.Read More

Patient education, engagement, and convenience are critical pieces of the health care puzzle for this population

Reducing the burdens of chronic disease is one of the biggest challenges facing the health care industry today. More than half of Americans are currently living with at least one chronic disease—such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma—while nearly a third of patients are managing two or more of these conditions, according to a report by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in America, and take a huge toll on the quality of life of patients and their family members.Read More