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The Podster Issue 2 – In the Eye of the Storm

Super Typhoon Odette left in its wake a trail of destruction and despair that will not soon be forgotten. But this tragedy also summoned the best in people. Our PODSters share their stories in this latest issue of our e-newsletter.

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PODS statement on inaccurate comments of an MD

The Professional ODs Society, Inc. (PODS) notes with concern recent events surrounding a comment by a medical doctor on social media that optometrists are not doctors and that they only measure the grade of the eyes. “Sumusukat lang sila ng grado ng mata,” the doctor erroneously claimed. This remark and related inaccurate statements made by this doctor prompted numerous optometrists to comment on her post… Read More »PODS statement on inaccurate comments of an MD

Giving Free Spectacles Without Proper Eye Examination during Election Campaign

It is with this singular motivation that we are expressing our deep concern over the widespread practice of candidates giving free eyeglasses as part of their election campaign without conducting the proper eye examination and oftentimes without the involvement of licensed vision care professionalis. This practice endangers the vision health of those who receive thiese free eyeglasses, and is especially pernicious when the recipients are senior citizens, as dispensing eyeglasses without the proper examination may exacerbate existing vision impairment. It may also lead to serious diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and other debilitating conditions going undetected or obscured. A proper eye examination by a qualified vision care professional can reveal such conditions.