Texas Ophthalmological Association

Projectiles Can Cause Devastating Eye Injuries 

Be mindful of eye safety during fireworks season.

Every year, approximately 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Fireworks are projectiles, as are balls, champagne corks, small toys, BB gun bullets, rubber bullets and more. Every projectile has the potential to injure the eye and cause permanent vision loss.

What is an Ophthalmologist?

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The Three O's (Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Optician)

There has long been confusion about the respective roles that each of the "Three O's" plays in eye care. It is confusing because we have three words that date back to a dead language and all start with "OP"?


Contribute to EYE-PAC 

EYE-PAC is the Political Action Committee of the Texas Ophthalmological Association. It was established in 1991. Through EYE-PAC, the TOA is able to support legislative candidates who understand the importance of medical and surgical eye care to the citizens of Texas.