Friday, September 24, 2021 4:38 PM
On Thursday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, overruled
the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and increased who is eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. With the recommended groups from the committee and Dr. Walensky’s addition of health care workers and frontline employees, the CDC is including these groups for eligibility: ages 65 and up, ages 18 to 64 who live or work in a high-risk environment (including health care workers and frontline employees), ages 50 to 64 who have certain underlying medical conditions and ages 18 to 49 who have certain underlying medical conditions (after a consideration of their individual benefit and risks). Head over to WebMD
for all of the details.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:13 PM
Yesterday, Vision Expo West 2021 welcomed attendees and exhibitors to The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas. At one booth, volunteers from the Vision Health Alliance
, The Vision Council and EyeCare4Kids
assembled eyecare kits
to be distributed to those in need across Nevada. Check out the Vision Expo West
website to find out more about all of the events going on this week!
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:37 PM
At Miami International Airport, Cobra and One Betta, two dogs
trained to sniff out COVID-19 infections, just got a promotion. The dogs have an impressive 98 percent detection rate, and their program has been extended for another month. Head over to WebMD
to learn more about these pups and their incredible talent, and where else COVID-detecting dogs might become commonplace.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:45 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic
has brought countless things to light over the past year and a half, including how inaccessible so much of our society is. Pharmacies in particular can be a real challenge for those with low or no vision, and the pandemic-instigated switch to drive-through services has made things even worse. Head over to The New York Times
to read about Accessible Pharmacy Services, a start-up that specifically caters to those with low or no vision, and how it's making sure that everyone has access to the medications they need.
Monday, September 20, 2021 1:49 PM
This past weekend was all about the 2021 Emmy Awards
. But don't worry if you missed the show—head over to Mashable
for a full list of every winner, from Ted Lasso to Michaela Coel.
Friday, September 17, 2021 1:22 PM
You might've heard that the supply chain
is in a bit of a crunch right now. A myriad of factors, including the pandemic, rising demand and a labor shortage, have come together to create a perfect, brutal storm. Head over to Businessweek
for an inside look at what's going on.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:29 PM
The search for a new Jeopardy! host
continues, but the show does have plans through the end of the year: and they involve Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings. Head over to Variety
for a full rundown on everything going on with the beloved game show.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:21 PM
It seems like new COVID-19 variants
are popping up every day, but according to WebMD
, "only four so far have raised enough alarm to warrant a World Health Organization 'variant of concern' designation—Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta." Most recently, the Mu variant has appeared, and the WHO has classified it as a "variant of interest." Head over to WebMD
to learn what we know so far about the Mu variant.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:53 PM
This year's Met Gala
has come and gone. Head over to WWD
for a full recap of every single look at this year's event, from show stoppers like Rihanna and Lil Nas X to co-hosts Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman.
Monday, September 13, 2021 11:50 AM
Last night, the Met Gala
came back. As we relive one of the year's most important nights in fashion and decide where we stand on this year's looks, let's also take a look back at some of the most memorable and influential Met Gala fashion moments from the past. Head over to Metro
for a rundown.
Friday, September 10, 2021 12:16 PM
National Hispanic Heritage Month
, a celebration of Hispanic culture and history in the United States, begins this week. Head over to Mental Floss
to read about some resources that'll help you learn more about Hispanic heritage in the United States, both online and in-person.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:10 PM
September is Sports Eye Safety Month
at Prevent Blindness, and the organization has complied a variety of resources to share with your patients this month and beyond, including information on protective eyewear, first aid in case of an emergency and more. Head over to Prevent Blindness
to take a look.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 2:59 PM
As wildfires continue across the Western portion of the U.S., patients nearby may find themselves experiencing dry eye, red eyes or other eye health concerns due to smoke, haze and ash. Jen Wademan, OD, put together an Instagram video
with some tips and tricks for taking care of your eyes during fire emergencies—a great resource for sharing with patients or using in-office.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 11:47 AM
With Labor Day behind us, the summer days are waning and autumn is getting ready to settle in. Although we still have a few weeks until autumn officially begins, peak foliage season
often sets in before the equinox. Head over to Mental Floss
for a list of some of the best locations in the United States for amazing fall foliage this year, as well as a few in Canada.
Friday, September 3, 2021 12:22 PM
ABBA is back, and with much fanfare. Decades later, people around the world still love the Swedish pop group, but what is it about ABBA that makes them so timeless
and appealing to so many? Head over to the BBC
for a look back at ABBA history and reactions to their newest single.