Latest Press Releases from the Georgia Optometric Association

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June 30, 2017
Doctor Mom, Georgia Eye Expert Urges Parents to be Cautious With Fireworks
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 30, 2017) – An extra-long Fourth of July weekend means more time to celebrate and more chances for injuries from fireworks, experts say.
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Atlanta, Ga
May 9, 2017
Georgia Doctors of Optometry Thank Governor Deal for Signing into Law of SB 153
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 9, 2017) – Georgia’s doctors of optometry today thanked Governor Nathan Deal for signing into law SB 153 (Brass, Mullis, Unterman, Ehrhart, Meadows), which will improve access to eye care treatment for patients and enable Georgia to cont
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Atlanta, Ga
April 25, 2017
What Price Beauty? Eyelash Extensions May Put Vision at Risk
ATLANTA, Ga. (April, 2017) – Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie helped make them popular. Singer Katy Perry even has her own product line. And they’re a big part of the $40 billion beauty salon industry. But can eyelash extensions put your vision at risk?
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Atlanta, Ga
March 31, 2017
Georgia Doctors of Optometry Thank Senate for Passage of SB 153
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 31, 2017) – Georgia’s doctors of optometry today thanked members of the Georgia State Senate who approved legislation that aims to improve access to eye care treatment for patients and enable Georgia to continue to attract top-tier med
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Atlanta, GA
March 24, 2017
Georgia Doctors of Optometry Applaud House for Passage of SB 153 That Aims to Improve Access to Eye Care Treatment for Patients
Georgia’s doctors of optometry today applauded members of the Georgia House of Representatives for approving legislation that aims to improve access to eye care treatment for patients and enable Georgia to continue to attract top-tier medical talent.
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March 13, 2017
Georgia Lawmakers Can Easily Increase Access to Eye Care Services
Georgia lawmakers have the opportunity this session to increase consumer access to needed eye care services and enable highly-skilled medical professionals to use the patient care techniques they were trained to provide.
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Atlanta, GA
May 6, 2016
Georgia Optometrists Commend Governor Nathan Deal for Signing HB 775
Statement from GOA President Dr. Judson Briggs on Eye Exam Measure
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ATLANTA, GA
November 19, 2015
‘Colorblind’ Fans Flag NFL on Jersey Gaffe, Optometrists Respond
Colorful is one way to describe the debut-turned-faux-pas of new NFL uniforms, with fans on social media seeing red-or, more accurately, gray if you're like 1 in 12 American men- and eye doctors have thrown a flag.
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ATLANTA, GA
October 1, 2015
Local Doctors Warn Public of Injuries Caused by Fake Contact Lenses Halloween Decorative Lenses Can Cause Permanent Injury
ATLANTA, GA. (October 2015) – Georgia doctors are issuing a Consumer Alert to warn the public about the consequences of wearing the fake contact lenses available for sale at gas stations, beauty supply shops and Halloween costume stores.
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Atlanta, GA
March 24, 2015
Health Alert: Study Says Blue Light from Digital Devices Could Increase Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Georgia Eye Experts Offer Three Ways to Protect Your Vision From Too Much Screen Time Georgia Optometric Association Celebrates March as Save Your Vision Month
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Atlanta, GA
February 2, 2015
What You & Bob Costas Need to Know About “Pink Eye”
Exactly one year ago, millions of Americans watched in amazement as Bob Costas, NBC’s host of the Olympics, battled conjunctivitis, the virus commonly known as “pink eye”.
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Atlanta, GA
November 20, 2014
Technology Advancements Enhance Early Detection of Eye Diseases Associated with Diabetes
Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are improving patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye diseases, including those associate
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Dunwoody, GA
November 4, 2014
Dunwoody Doctor Changes Life of Local Student Thought to Have Learning Disability Story of Work of Dr. Erick Smith of Briggs Vision Group of Dunwoody
The life of a young student who had such bad vision he could not even see the E of an eye chart was changed forever this year when he received the help of Dr. Erick Smith of Briggs Vision Group in Dunwoody.
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Atlanta, GA
May 5, 2014
Doctors Warn New Lip Balm Trend Could Pose Serious Eye Health Risks
Eye doctors from the Georgia Optometric Association (GOA) are issuing a Consumer Alert warning the public about a new trend among young people that is posing a serious risk to eye health.
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