Eye Health Provisions On Track To Take Effect In 2014
“When we blink, we push out a little bit of oil,” Starr said. “It’s critical for healthy tear film. … When you blink, you put out a little oil with each blink. So if you’re not blinking, you’re not getting the oil, your tears are evaporating and over the hours of a long workday that leads to significant dry eye.” Symptoms of dry eye include grittiness, a sandy feeling, a foreign body sensation, burning, redness, and sometimes tearing, and blurry vision.
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Feldman Speaks to What Vision Care Providers Should Prepare for with Affordable Care Act PR Newswire SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2013 SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — While the Obama administration announced in late July that it would delay the deadline until 2015 for corporations to adopt the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which mandates that large corporations provide health insurance for their employees the new eye health provisions are scheduled to stay on track and take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Among other provisions, the new health care laws require that a yearly comprehensive eye exam be covered for individuals age 19 and under. “Optometrists and ophthalmologists should be prepared to employ the new laws and ensure that they are included in the various health care plans that will become available under the health insurance exchanges, even though the timetable for the implementation may have changed,” said Dr. Sandy T.
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Ophthalmologists Urge Parents to be EyeSmart this Back-to-School Season
About the American Academy of Ophthalmology The American Academy of Ophthalmology, headquartered in San Francisco, is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons Eye M.D.s with more than 32,000 members worldwide. Eye health care is provided by the three “O’s” ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians . It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who has the education and training to treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery. For more information, visit http://www.aao.org . The Academy’s EyeSmart program educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision.
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