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Valeant Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary Bausch + Lomb have come under fire for its recent actions in purchasing competing gas permeable (GP) contact lens manufacturer Paragon Vision Sciences, attempts to purchase independent GP...
Retinal vascular disease can be difficult to accurately diagnose. There are a myriad of retinal disorders such as retinal phlebitis, retinal arteritis, intraretinal infiltrates, necrotizing retinitis, posterior scleritis, and...
One of the first lessons doctors learn once they actually get into practice is that we are all in business. The business aspect of optometric practice is comprised of multiple layers and elements that are challenging at best.
Viral corneal infections, while not overwhelmingly common, can be puzzling and even sight-threatening.
At present we are limited with our ability to treat presbyopes. Sure, we have progressives and multifocal contact lenses; however, from a surgical standpoint, monovision corneal refractive surgery is limited, and clear lens extraction...
How often are you using punctal plugs in your practice? If your answer is similar to mine, it’s “not as often as I used to.” Classically, punctal plugs were a go-to treatment for dry eye patients. If artificial tears failed to yield...
Two weeks ago the optometric profession heard the shocking news that Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, OAM, had passed away suddenly. Brien was larger than life, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in thinking that such an event wouldn’t be...
In the Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation Service at Southern College of Optometry, there is no one way to perform vision therapy; this list and the previous are reflective of that point.
What would be the response if I told you that prescribing an allergy medication outright was a bandage or knee-jerk approach? Now, before everyone comes after me with pitchforks, hear me out.
Is one of these tweets from one of your patients? Check out what patients are tweeting about their eye doctor visits. (Hint: They really don't like NCT.)


Case Reports
Managing a partial-thickness laceration
Managing a partial-thickness laceration

A 28-year-old white male presented with the complaint of a scratched right eye. He reported that earlier that day, he had ...

How to guide parents on media

Children are using mobile media more often and at early ages than ever before, and parents are unsure how to manage. A ...

Millennials in medicine
The growing green trend in optical
How I prosecuted an embezzling employee

American Academy of Optometry: Truly about fellowship

I made my annual pilgrimage to the American Academy of Optometry meeting, this year in the beautiful crescent city. New ...

Sen. Schumer: Focus on something really important
Why Blink and Opternative are a disaster waiting to happen
The power of and

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