Dr. Andrea Thau, a Manhattan-based developmental optometrist, Associate Clinical Professor Emerita at the SUNY College of Optometry and President of the American Optometric Association, lectures nationally on current issues relating to vision care. Dr. Thau has been extensively featured in the media, including national television, radio and print.
NEWEST MEDIA APPEARANCES:
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 30, 2017. Cutting down on blue light exposure from computers, other tech devices. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discusses ways to protect your eyes from blue light exposure and emphasizes the value of annual comprehensive eye examinations with a doctor of optometry. Extensive article includes AOA graphics and links to aoa.org
DR. OZ: The Good Life. March, 2017. Can a Contact Lend Get Stuck Behind Your Eye? Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association explains why this is not possible and how to remove a displaced lens.
LIVESCIENCE, March 16, 2017. Striking Image Shows "Protruding" Feature in Woman's Eye. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discusses a prominent iris collarette.
BuzzFeed, March 21, 2017. 16 Things You Should Know Before Getting Contacts. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association and spokesperson for Think About Your Eyes Campaign discusses the process of being fitted with contact lenses.
USA Today/Media Planet, February 24, 2017. Your 4 Most Important Eye Health Questions Answered. The eyes are the windows to your overall health. How can you better care for yours? A doctor of optometry addresses four major concerns. Andrea P. Thau OD, President, American Optometric Association.
AARP, the Magazine, March, 2017. Am I Normal? Driving at Night Just Gets Harder and Harder Because It's so Difficult to See in the Dark? Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association is quoted regarding the need for more illumination as we get older and the slower dark adaptation time.
NBC News Channel 8, Tampa, FL. May 2, 2017. 8 On Your Side: What You Should Know Before Taking an Online Vision Test. In this expose Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discusses the dangers of online vision tests.
Medscape. December 5, 2016. Optometrists ID Huge Number of Patients with Undiagnosed Diabetes. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the AOA discusses the AOA’s American Eye-Q Survey and the important role that optometrists play in detecting diabetes and preventing diabetic eye disease.
MORNING CONSULT, August 18. 2016. It’s Time Everyone is Accountable in Vision Care. Morning Consult published an op-ed by Dr. Andrea Thau, AOA President upholding the facts around S. 2777 and revealing the threats online retailers pose to patient health. Morning Consult is an online publication that delivers email briefings to more than 200,000 government and industry leaders, reaching the exact influencers who we want to engage to drive support for the bill.
Good Morning America, August 5, 2016. Opternative Online Eye Exam Service Sparks Criticism from Optometrists. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association is interviewed in the GMA Investigative Report that confirms the health threats Opternative poses to patients.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, July 30, 2016. Opternative joins forces with 1-800 Contacts. American Optometric Association president Andrea Thau said in an emailed statement that the association is “concerned that offerings such as InstaRx put patient health in danger.” Thau said the online tests create potential for yielding inaccurate prescriptions due to what she said are “limitations of the technology” and carry a risk for missing diagnoses of health problems. http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-opternative-1800-contacts-partnership-bsi-20160729-story.html