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It’s just usIt’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.
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practice
6 challenges when changing from a group to private practiceA 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).
6 steps to survive a ransomware attack
6 steps to survive a ransomware attackHere are the six tips I learned to help survive a ransomware attack.
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in place
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in placeScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye disease, ocular surface disease, and developing protocols to diagnose both in his latest video blog.
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementation
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementationDuring my preoperative visit, my surgeon handed me a list of no less then 165 medications and supplements that I should stop taking 14 days prior to my surgery. Fish and krill oil were on the list, as were aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—as expected.
How ODs celebrate Valentine’s Day
How ODs celebrate Valentine’s DayWe checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see what they’re doing both in the office and at home for Valentine’s Day.
Practicing cultural sensitivity in the officeConversation depends on two people talking to each other and, hopefully, being heard and understood. But there are a host of unspoken cues that are conveyed which have nothing to do with words—but have everything to do with interpretation and meaning.
The benefits of cleaning out your practice
The benefits of cleaning out your practiceToday, I donated the suit that I got married in. Yep, I took it to the secondhand store and walked away.
It’s not easy seeing green
It’s not easy seeing greenThe great philosopher Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” Not only that, I thought at the time— it’s not easy seeing green either!
It’s about ocular health, not sales
It’s about ocular health, not salesContact lenses are medical devices. I can write it again and again. These are not commodities.