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Leslie E O’Dell, OD, FAAO
Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO, is the director of Dry Eye Center of PA and Wheatlyn Eye Care in Manchester, PA. Dr. O’Dell lectures throughout the east coast and internationally on dry eye related topics. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and University of Delaware and served her residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. Dr. O’Dell serves on the Medical Advisory Board for ForSight Vision and the Optometric Advisory Board for Paragon BioTeck.
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
As we continue to grow as a profession, remember we are treating the whole patient, not just the eye alone. Incorporating lab work and imaging into your comprehensive eye care will improve patient outcomes and continue to grow your practice.
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of Halloween
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of Halloween
Whether your Halloween makeup plans are glamorous or ghoulish, incorrect makeup practices are frightful for eye health.
Educate patients with a seminar at your practice
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Understanding the role of inflammation in dry eye
Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board members Leslie E. O’Dell. OD, FAAO, and Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO, discuss their recent lecture on inflammation and the role it plays in ocular surface diseases at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC.
5 ways media coverage can benefit your practice
Social media is a great way to drive engagement from patients and word-of-mouth referrals. The same is true of the more conventional sources of media—local news, etc. The more you showcase your practice and skillset to your surrounding community, the more exposure your practice receives and the potential for new patients rises. This also helps to build you up as an expert in a specific area of eye care. 
Earth Day gives ODs a chance to promote green patient habits
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practice
A little over 18 months ago, I decided to follow my passion and take a leap of faith changing my career. I went from a bustling MD/OD group practice to a private group OD practice and launched the Dry Eye Center of Pennsylvania (PA).
Combating dry eye with punctal plugs
Recently, much discussion has taken place within the dry eye community regarding the role of punctal plugs in the treatment of dry eye.
What if you examined Santa Claus?
What if you examined Santa Claus?
T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the towns, not an optometrist was stirring—not even an online retailer promising glasses at low cost.
The power of the celebrity spokesperson
The power of the celebrity spokesperson
In the past when you thought of Jennifer Aniston, the girl-next-door character Rachel from Friends would come to mind.