Dr. Andrea Thau, a Manhattan-based developmental optometrist, Associate Clinical Professor 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. Please visit the following links to view some of these features:
NEWEST MEDIA APPEARANCES:
Woman’s World. December 12, 2016. Rejuvenating Your Eyesight. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the AOA offers advice on how to protect and preserve your eyesight.
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.
Pilot-Tribune&Enterprise. November 30, 2016. Protecting your Health: Survey shows Diabetic Patients Often Skip Important Eye Examinations. 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, the leading cause of blindness in adults under 75.
PREVENTION. November 29, 2016. Six Nutrients Your Eyes Want You To Get More Of. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the AOA is quoted.
DR. OZ: The Good Life, November, 2016. Try It or Skip It: Online Vision Tests. Dr. Andrea Thau discusses the risks of using an online vision app. Dr. Oz recommends skipping the tests and undergoing a comprehensive in person eye examination instead.
Daily Vitamina, October 25, 2016. Routine Eye Exam Detects Brain Tumor in 8 Year Old. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discusses the importance of comprehensive eye examinations and the systemic and neurological problems that can be diagnosed by an optometrist.
THE HILL, October 24, 2016. Ensuring Healthy Eyes and Healthy Profits. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association’s editorial in support of the Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act.
Pilot-Tribune &Enterprise, October 24, 2016. Be Scary but Safe This Halloween. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discusses the importance of a comprehensive eye examination and professional contact lens fitting by a doctor of optometry among other steps to ensure safe lens wear.
SELF.com. October 13, 2016. 8 Pink Eye Symptoms to Watch Out For. Dr. Andrea Thau. President of the American Optometric Association and spokesperson for the Think About Your Eye Campaign discusses the causes of conjunctivitis.
CARE2.com, October 9, 2016. Eye Exam Detects Golf-Ball-Size Brain Tumor and Saves 8-Year-Old’s Life. Dr. Andrea Thau, President of the American Optometric Association discussed the importance of comprehensive eye examinations and the numerous systemic diseases that can be detected during an eye examination.
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