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Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO
Dr. Ernie Bowling is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometry Times. He received his Doctor of Optometry and Master of Science in Physiological Optics degrees from the UAB School of Optometry. Dr. Bowling is a Diplomate in the Primary Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He practices in Gadsden, AL.
How tear proteomics can help optometry
ODs undervalue ocular point-of-care tear testing
Posters presented at ARVO 2017 offer insight on cosmetic use and OSD, Demodex
Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, discusses posters she presented about cosmetics and the ocular surface and Demodex with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Understanding corneal shape helps scleral lens fitting
Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO, discusses her research in the shape of corneas and constructing the proper scleral lens for each patient with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
New research in how eye, brain health correlate presented at ARVO 2017
John G. Flanagan, OD, PhD, FAAO, talks about his research and presentations regarding eye and brain health with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Overcoming our fear of change
Overcoming our fear of change
Perhaps underlying surface fears is a basic fear of change. We humans are creatures of habit, and habits are hard to break. It takes nerves of steel to open a practice cold in today’s environment, yet several of my former students have done precisely that and are doing extremely well. So, it can be done, but I am quite sure they had their moments of fear.
New TFOS DEWS II report redefines dry eye
Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PHD, FAAO, discusses the upcoming release of the TFOS DEWS II report and what ODs should expect with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Constructing the TFOS DEWS II report no easy task
Amy Gallant Sullivan, cofounder and executive director of TFOS, discusses what went into creating the DEWS II report with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Delaying the inevitable
Practicing optometry takes place in many locales, with the majority free of barriers to practice.
The future of optometry belongs to women
I’m also noticing changes at optometric meetings I attend. First, I see lots of young, fresh faces. While I was never the youngest OD in a crowd, now it seems I’m among the oldest. The second thing I’ve noticed is the ever-growing number of female ODs.
It’s just us
It’s the time of year when state legislatures convene to do the people’s business. Which means it is also the time optometry undertakes legislation to expand scope of practice to better care for our patients. For better or worse, we are a legislated profession.