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How can your office avoid spending a lot of staff time on patient vision care plan questions and better ensure that you get paid? We asked optometrists on ODs on Facebook and ODwire how they handle this common problem.
An optometric practice is a business just like any other business where the same rules apply—revenues minus expenses equals profit. Too many times we borrow ideas from mediocre businesses, practices, and people.
Eye care has been a magnet for new—and disruptive—technology. In the past few years, the industry has seen the birth of companies such as Smart Vision Labs, Opternative, and EyeNetra, just to name a few.
A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, founded Earth Day in 1970, and it has been celebrated annually since that time on April 22. In 1990, his efforts were revamped to include recycling efforts. This got me thinking—how am I...
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC) has discontinued its unilateral pricing policy (UPP) in an effort to focus the company’s resources on strengthening the doctor-patient relationship and advocating against contact lens...
Treating and managing chronic glaucoma can be rewarding as an optometrist. The frequency of office visits to monitor this chronic disease provides ODs an opportunity to develop a close relationship with their patients while providing...
What do we buy when we buy “Made In Italy?” Every time I visit a factory—whether it is in Italy or China—I’m amazed by the whole production process. To me, it’s beautiful—from the mixing of block acetate to form sheets, through the...
Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed in the United States. By 2020, it is estimated the number of people having cataract surgery will double, and by 2030 it will triple. The optometrist’s role in...
While many eyecare practitioners (ECPs) are just now learning about Demodex infestation of the eyelids and adnexa, the fact is that this condition has been around for as long as mankind. The entomologists Johannsen and Riley from...
We often hear from ODs about their problems managing their staff, but once you read these staff horror stories, we bet your staffing headaches will look tame in comparison.

Anti-VEGF shows benefits for CNV with rare diseases

Intravitreous injection with ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) is well-tolerated, safe, and improves the functional and ...

New mosaic retinitis pigmentosa mutation reported
Tie2 activator augments anti-VEGF for DME
How MGD can work for your practice

Case Reports
Virtual trial designed to explore AMD monitoring

Constructing vignettes from retina images and data can serve as a useful low-cost alternative to clinical trials for ...

Managing a partial-thickness laceration

Farewell to Dr. Larry Alexander, my optometric hero

I know that I am hurtling toward eternity each passing day, but I don't dwell on it. Life gets in the way, you know? Yet ...

How to decide when to drop a crappy plan
Are optometrists really happy?
Oral antibiotics not effective in MGD?

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