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Provider Resources

We create tools for eye care providers. These tools can assess, treat, and help manage eye and ocular injuries and conditions. We get our content for our tools from:

  • Our ongoing practice.
  • Our advanced research.
  • Input from trusted:
    • Experts.
    • Clinical communities.
    • Academic communities.

Our tools focus on preventing, diagnosing, mitigating, treating, and rehabilitating ocular conditions. By doing this, we set new benchmarks in eye care services. We give our providers the latest guidelines and recommendations. We are helping those providers who are helping our service members and veterans. 


Clinical and Practice Recommendations

We develop recommendations for eye care providers. They are:

  • Clinical recommendations.
  • Practice recommendations.

We get input from subject matter experts. This input help us to develop assessment, treatment, and/or management tools for certain eye conditions. These conditions include eye and vision system diseases.

Practice Recommendation - Laser Exposure


Practice Recommendation - Dizziness and TBI


Clinical Recommendation - Oculomotor Dysfunction and TBI


Clinical Recommendation - Visual Field Loss Associated with TBI/ABI


Clinical Recommendation - Eye and Vision Care Following Blast Exposure and/or Possible TBI


Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines are evidence-based tools. These tools help doctors provide consistent care. Experts create these guidelines. They review medical research to do this. CPGs ensure doctors use the best practices. This applies when treating health conditions or injuries. These guidelines are updated often. This ensures they stay current. By following these guidelines, doctors can improve patient care. They can also increase patient satisfaction.

Current Clinical Practice Guidelines

Educational Tools

Our educational tools provide clinical education and training for providers. These tools enable them to perform advanced clinical skills in the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of patients with vision dysfunctions and other vision conditions that occur because of a previous disease or injury due to brain injury. The information in these documents highlight return to duty, and/or resumption of normal activities of daily living.

Ocular Trauma and Vision Readiness Video Teleconference

We host a monthly video chat to talk about eye injuries and vision readiness. We get insights from the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Our conferences bring together experts from 30 different care sites worldwide.
  • We review vision cases and look for ways to improve our processes.
  • Participants, including eye doctors, neurologists, physicians, and nurses, can earn Continuing Education Unit credits.

Come join us to learn, share, and improve vision care together! 

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Last Updated: July 03, 2024
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