Editor-in-Chief: Anthony J. Adams, OD, PhD, FAAO
ISSN: 1040-5488
Online ISSN: 1538-9235
Frequency: 12 issues / year
Ranking: Ophthalmology 22/58
Impact Factor: 2.038
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Official Journal of American Academy of Optometry

   "Revolutionary Future Uses of Contact Lenses"

Feature Issue Call for Papers

 NEW! Deadline for submission: 

April 1, 2015


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Press Releases

Press Releases are posted monthly and designed to keep journalists updated on the most current scientific news and selected hot topics from Optometry & Vision Science.

The articles featured in this collection were featured in Press Releases. To access that news brief, simply click on the article below and select the "Press Release" button.

November 2014: Subjective versus Objective Accommodative Amplitude: Preschool to Presbyopia

October 2014: Special Issue Focus on wavefront refraction and correction. Read press release.

September 2014: Visibility through Atmospheric Haze and Its Relation to Macular Pigment

August 2014: Special Issue Focus on Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Optometry and Vision Science Presents Research Update. Read press release.

July 2014: Prentice Medal Lecture 2013: Visual Accessibility: A Challenge for Low-Vision Research

June 2014: The Glenn A. Fry Award Lecture 2013: Blurred Vision, Spectacle Correction, and Falls in Older Adults




View the older Press Releases from Optometry & Vision Science.

Hot Topics in Optometry

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