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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.
The American Academy of Optometry’s Diplomate Programs: Are you up to the challenge?
Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling discusses the learning process that accompanies achieving Diplomate status in the American Academy of Optometry.
The cost of contact lens and lens care noncompliance
Contact lens and lens care compliance depends on patients following the doctor's recommendations, yet not all of what is imparted to patients is being followed. Diligence is the watchword, in both patient education and looking for contact lens complications from noncompliance in contact lens-wearing patients.
Energeyes will energize corporate optometry
Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling discusses the newly formed association for Walmart and Sam's Club leaseholders.
Diagnosing, treating ocular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis
Optometrists need to understand RA and how to manage its ophthalmic impact on patients.
Thinking outside the box
Optometrists need to embrace the idea of caring for the whole person. As primary eyecare providers, optometrists are often the entry point into the healthcare system for many patients.