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Through the UAB School of Optometry’s program, the students earned a Doctor of Optometry degree in 29 months. UAB is one of three schools in the United States and the first school in the Southeast to offer a program like this.
Since 2014, UAB has provided services and glasses at no charge to patients with the support of donations from partners, sponsors and volunteers during the holiday season.  
These findings could lead to non-invasive, low-cost tests and the early diagnosis of the disease, which progresses for decades before symptoms of dementia emerge.   
At this event, UAB Community Eye Care provides free comprehensive eye exams and glasses to qualified participants.
Michelle Wooten, Ph.D., assistant professor of astronomy in the Department of Physics, and eye specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham share some useful facts and tips to enjoy the upcoming eclipses.
The program is extremely competitive and has produced hundreds of investigators who have become leaders in optometric education and contributed greatly to the body of research in vision science and optometry.
The new technology will allow for non-invasive assessments for dry eye disease and inform the development of new treatments.
Patients can receive 50 percent off frames by participating brands.
Earlier research suggests that the use of low-dose atropine drops plays a role in slowing the progression of myopia in children. However, new research co-led by experts in the UAB School of Optometry shows that may not be the case.
Swetha Ravichandran is focused on exploring novel ocular biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of preclinical neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

To help keep your eyes healthy this summer, follow these simple tips from experts at UAB Eye Care.
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