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Julie Grove, OD, FAAO, attended Academy 2015 New Orleans on October 7-10, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Academy 2015 New Orleans was the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. Highlights of the meeting included nearly 250 hours of continuing education (CE) courses, scientific presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 170 companies exhibiting. More than 7,400 optometrists, vision care professionals, vision scientists and optometry students from around the world attended this prestigious meeting.
At this year’s meeting, Dr. Grove was awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Professionals who become Fellows of the Academy must complete a rigorous candidacy process. Candidates submit extensive written work and must also pass an oral examination. A panel of leading optometrists and vision scientists must approve both the written work and oral examination. Less than ten percent of practicing optometrists are Fellows of the Academy. Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry constantly strive for the highest professional standards. The American Academy of Optometry annual meetings are recognized as presenting the latest in research and information on patient and vision care.
Congratulations to Dr. Grove!
We are having a Prodesign Denmark trunk show on August 6th. The Prodesign rep will be showcasing the entire collection of frames, and they will be discounted 40% off. We will also be having cupcakes from Designer Desserts, sparkling wine from Old World Market, and will be giving away hundreds of dollars in prizes, including a free pair of frames, gift cards, and Mary Kay make-up. Please come out for a fun-filled night, and spread the word!
Valparaiso Community & Festivals Events is hosting Sidewalk Days from Sidewalk Days from July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015. We will be open on Friday the 31st from 9-5pm and on Saturday from 9am-1pm. Stop by for great deals on frames and sunglasses!
A new study shows calcium supplements may increase the risk for developing Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The study, which was published in JAMA Ophthalmology, suggests that people who consume more than 800 mg per day of supplementary calcium are 85 percent more likely to be diagnosed with AMD than those who do not supplement with calcium. The association between supplementary calcium and AMD was found to be stronger in older individuals, which is due to the longer duration of calcium supplementation. Calcium is certainly necessary for good health, but overconsumption and lack of proper oversight are serious concerns. Be sure to check with your primary care provider and eye care provider before taking any supplements.