1Mid-Michigan Eye Care, Midland, Michigan
2Southern California College of Optometry, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, California
3Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Los Angeles, California
4Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California
5Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
6Truhlsen Eye Institute, Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Omaha, Nebraska
7Chan Family Optometry, Grass Valley, California
8Frank Stein & Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation, San Francisco, California
Submitted: September 21, 2022
Accepted: March 5, 2023
Funding/Support: National Institutes of Health (NEI R21 EY029883; to AKB); American Academy of Optometry Foundation (2019 Clinical Research Award; to AKB); and Research to Prevent Blindness (unrestricted award to the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA; to AKB).
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None of the authors have reported a financial conflict of interest.
Study Registration Information: Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov (identifier NCT04066075).
Author Contributions and Acknowledgments: Conceptualization: AKB; Data Curation: MY, AKB; Formal Analysis: MY, AKB; Funding Acquisition: AKB; Investigation: JEK, PDY, MWC, MY, JDS, TLC, AD, AKB; Methodology: JEK, PDY, MWC, MY, JDS, TLC, AD, AKB; Project Administration: JEK, PDY, JDS, AKB; Supervision: AKB; Visualization: AKB; Writing – Original Draft: JEK, PDY, MWC, MY, AKB; Writing – Review & Editing: JEK, PDY, MWC, MY, JDS, TLC, AD, AKB.Contributions to the studies from members of the BeST-AID study team included the following: Dr. Stacy Thoene at UNMC in Omaha, NE; Drs. Nicole Ross, Alexis Malkin and Alicia Donahue at New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA; Dr. Lexi Malkin at Boston University Eye Associates in Brockton, MA; Annemarie Rossi at Frank Stein & Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation in San Francisco, CA; Dr. Lynn Watt Kurata in private practice in Santa Monica, CA; Dr. Suleiman Alibhai in private practice in Alexandria, VA; the UCLA study coordinators, Kelly Hofschneider and Max Estabrook; and UCLA student research assistants (Tameen Ahmed, Sarah Bui, Jewel Chu, Samantha Ito, Xuan Kuang, Joyce Kuo, Leanne Lee, and Hannah Liu).