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Gretchyn M. Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief, Content Channel Director
Polishing up our print look
Do we look a bit fresher? Younger, maybe? Lost weight? I know, new haircut! Nope, we just got a bit of a makeover.
Optometry publishing: Here’s your starting point
If you’re asking about something, chances are your colleagues are, too. Look into it, figure it out, and write about it! This is the advice I gave to Southern College of Optometry faculty members during a recent invited presentation about publishing in non–peer-reviewed journals. By far, the biggest question I was asked was, “How do I start?”
Letters to the editor: NBEO's board certification, EHR products
I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Timothy J. Smith's letter strongly condemning NBEO's board certification (“Plea for NBEO,” May 2014).
Summer haze
As I sit here to write this editorial, it’s 97 degrees outside. That’s an unusually high temperature for mid June in the Philadelphia area. I’m hoping that it’s not quite so hot and humid when the industry will soon convene in the City of Brotherly Love for the annual American Optometric Association (AOA) Optometry’s Meeting. Of course, by the time you read this, that meeting will be one for the history books, and we’ll be looking ahead to Vision Expo West in Las Vegas (also hot; don’t let the month of September fool you) and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) annual meeting in Denver.
Contact lens update
Tom Quinn, OD, FAAO, and Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, discussed the contact lens market at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting.
Eyecare workforce is 'adequate' for current and projected demand
The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) recently released results of the National Eyecare Workforce Study. The study aimed to answer questions about how U.S. eye health needs will be met over the next decade.
Editor Gretchyn Bailey invites you to attend the Optometry Times reception at AOA
Optometry Times Editor Gretchyn Bailey invites you to drop by the Optometry Times reception! The reception will be held from 9-11 pm Thursday, June 26, at the Hotel Monaco in the rooftop lounge. Please join us for dessert and drinks! The hotel's address is 433 Chestnut Street in the heart of Old City and steps away from the Liberty Bell.
Top Philly attractions
Planning your trip to the American Optometric Association meeting in Philadelphia from June 25-29? We've got you covered.
FDA convenes to discuss updating contact lens guidance
Recently, the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met to discuss recommendations for guidance documents for contact lenses and care solutions.
EHR roundup
Whether you’re looking to implement your first EHR system or you’re thinking of moving to a different one, you need to do some research to discover which system best fits your needs. You need to keep the big picture of health care in mind as well.