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American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

ST LOUIS, MO – Wildfires are a fact of life in arid California.  Prescribed burns and lightning strikes commonly spark blazes that billow smoke for days on end.  So, when a smoke cloud drifted over Whiskeytown Lake, it wasn’t necessarily cause for concern for Curtis Newcomb, O.D.-or anyone, really-some 18 miles away in Redding. “No … Continue reading American Optometric Association (AOA) News: ‘Like Armageddon:’ Doctor of optometry depicts historic wildfire

American Optometric Association News: Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave could face temporary vision struggles

ST LOUIS, MO – Imagine spending nearly three weeks trapped in the darkness of a cave, as 12 boys and a coach of a Thai youth soccer team were.  How might the eyes react? They might expect a relatively short period of light sensitivity for their eyes post-rescue, say doctors of optometry, who celebrated with … Continue reading American Optometric Association News: Soccer team rescued from Thailand cave could face temporary vision struggles