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  • Doctor’s Name:Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP
  • Doctor’s email:drthauandassoc@gmail.com
  • About the Doctor:Andrea P. Thau, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNAP is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. She is an Associate Clinical Professor Emerita at the SUNY State College of Optometry. Dr. Thau served as President of the American Optometric Association from 2016 - 2017. She was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Optometric Association in 2007 and served for twelve years. ​Prior to her election to the AOA Board, she served as the first woman president of the New York State Optometric Association, the New York Academy of Optometry, and the Optometric Society of the City of New York. Dr. Thau is a former member of the Executive Board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Thau is a founder of the AOA's InfantSEE® public health program, a national program that provides no cost vision assessments to every baby in this country. She is a founding member and former vice president of the New York Children's Vision Coalition, a multi-disciplinary coalition dedicated to ensuring that every child in New York receives an eye examination prior to school entry. A champion of children's vision, she has been called upon to advocate on their behalf at the state and national level including as a speaker at a Congressional staff briefing. Dr. Thau is a nationally recognized lecturer in the area of infant's and children's vision. As a spokesperson for the American Optometric Association, Dr. Thau has been featured on national television, radio, and print to educate the public about eye and vision care. She is the recipient of numerous awards including New York State Optometrist of the Year, SUNY Optometry Alumnus of the Year, 20/20 Magazine's Best and Brightest Eyecare Professional, is a three time winner of Vision Monday's 20 Most Influential Women in Optical, and was recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Eye Doctors 2021.
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    Dr. Andrea Thau’s recent media appearances:

    AOA FOCUS. Jan/Feb 2021. APHA Urges Preservation of Children’s Access to Comprehensive Vision Care. Article features the adoption of the American Public Health Association, Policy statement 20202 “Increasing Access and Reducing Barriers to Children’s Vision Care Services” and quotes Dr. Andrea Thau co-author of the policy and Policy Chair of the Vision Care Section of the APHA.

    https://www.aoa.org/news/aoa-focus

    AARP. How to Safely Get Luscious Lashes: Know the risks of eyelash extensions and other enhancements by Barbara Stepko. February 11, 2021. Andrea Thau, a New York City–based optometrist and past president of the American Optometrist Association, discusses the danger of eyelash extensions.

    https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/eyelash-extensions.html

    THE FUTURE OF XYZ. Future of America’s Eyes. 30-minute interview of Dr. Andrea Thau led by Lisa Gralnek. April 29, 2021. Episode 25 of Future of XYZ is an important and fascinating conversation about the ‘Future of America’s Eyes’.  In a rich conversation filled with actionable recommendations, Dr. Thau speaks about how “the most important thing you can do for your health is have regular comprehensive eye exams”. As she reminds us, our one set of eyes has to last a lifetime!   Did you know that more than 270 health problems, as well as neurological and behavioral issues can be diagnosed through the eyes?   Did you also know it is recommended for all infants to have their first comprehensive eye exam between 6-12 months, another by age 3, another by age 5, and then every year thereafter? Yet only 15% of America’s kids has had one by the time they enter grade school, and less than 50% of high schoolers…   It’s an important episode. Watch here (https://bit.ly/3aDUlea) or listen wherever you get your podcasts.  

    https://youtu.be/HQ2kf42kgBU

    SandboxStories. Optometry’s Great Volunteer: Dr. Andrea Thau. 50-minute podcast interview of Dr. Andrea Thau with Dr. Scott Jens. June 9, 2021.

    https://www.getinthesandbox.com/post/sandbox-story-interview-of-dr-andrea-thau

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