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Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
8 tips to make the most of your event experience
8 tips to make the most of your event experienceHere’s my advice on making the absolute most out of every event.
Growing up in optometry and carving my own pathThis initial blog falls squarely into the tale-telling category of “why I love optometry,” but I feel this particular tale is a great way to introduce myself.
Dealing with unhappy patients at your practice
Dealing with unhappy patients at your practiceTami L. Hagemeyer, ABOC, FNAO, discusses dealing with unhappy patients, how to diffuse the situation, and maintaining patient loyalty.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 3—Reimbursements
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 3—ReimbursementsIn order to continue this dialogue, and in an attempt to help bring some clarity to the landscape around vision plans, I have put together this five-part blog series. Part 1 of this series outlined the four big topics ODs seem to have the most complaints with vison care plans (VCP). In Part 2 of the series, we covered if it has to be this difficult.
How patient care resembles parenting
How patient care resembles parentingSometimes you have to let them fail to make a point.
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficiently
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficientlyScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye and how incorporating a dry eye checklist may help improve patient treatment.
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggerated
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggeratedBest practice guidelines are just that—guidelines. They’re not religious dogma designed to herd everyone into the same line. We are rightly moving toward more evidence-based medicine, such as increased use of bandage lenses and less pressure patching in the management of corneal abrasions and erosions.
ODs top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 2—Does it have to be this difficult?In an attempt to bring clarity to the landscape around vision plans, I have put together this five-part blog series. In Part 1, I outlined four big topic areas where optometrists seem to have the most complaints with vison plans.
6 tips to navigating the insurance game
6 tips to navigating the insurance gameOne of the most frustrating and seemingly futile battles of starting your practice from scratch is getting the medical insurance game figured out.