Optometry Times News Flash
10 tips to better manage millennials March 02, 2017By Giovanni CastelliBy 2020, millennials will make up 50 percent of optometrists’ patient bases, and they’ll have up to $1.4T in spending power, says Thuy-Lan Nguyen. She spoke about managing millennial patients and staff at SECO 2017. New research, interest advancing retinal care March 02, 2017By Greg HillTreatment of posterior segment disease is in the midst of a paradigm shift, says a panel of experts at this year's annual SECO 2017 conference in Atlanta. OCTs ushering new era in complex contact lens fittingsComplex contact lenses, including scleral lenses, have unique fitting considerations that may be augmented with additional optic scans, says Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, of Nashville, TN, at SECO 2017. Optometry must adapt to evolving AIImagine a computer that creates patient care plans, a front office that holds no inventory, and patients who have their optometry visits in virtual reality. Stem cells offering faint cure possibility for glaucoma March 03, 2017By Greg HillStem cell technology may soon enter the mainstream as a treatment for ocular disease, says Leo Semes, OD, FAAO, at this year’s annual SECO 2017 conference. 12 ways to prevent embezzlementTwo out of every five small businesses are victims of employee embezzlement, and most of these crimes are perpetrated by employees who had been with the company one to five years, have a college degree, and have access to the company’s accounting records. 5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta March 08, 2017By Giovanni CastelliSECO 2017 has come to a close, but Optometry Times has you covered with things you may have missed while taking in a lecture, perusing the exhibit hall, or exploring Atlanta’s Centennial Park. ODs look to lid scrubs first for blepharitis treatmentIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs what they used for first-line therapy for blepharitis patients. 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). ODs start fitting toric lenses at 0.75 D of cylinderIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs at what amount of cylinder they prescribed soft toric contact lenses. How ODs can ease the pain of patient referrals March 21, 2017By Greg HillNot all situations can be handled within one office, so sometimes it is necessary to refer patients elsewhere. Despite the logic behind them, referrals often come bundled with liabilities that can give any OD a headache. ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plansVision care plans (VCP) can be difficult to figure out because each provider tends to have its own set of rules. In an attempt to bring clarity to the VCP landscape, I have put together a five-part series of blogs. Understanding the link between MGD and OSD March 28, 2017By Greg HillMeibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) may be misdiagnosed. While MGD is one of the most common chronic ocular conditions, diagnosing MGD isn’t as simple as it seems. Developing contact lens technology at Global Contact Lens ForumAt its fourth annual gathering at Vision Expo East, the Global Contact Lens Forum addressed developing technologies with research and development (R&D) scientists, evidence-based eye care, and contact lens practice settings. Tools ODs can utilize to diagnose, treat glaucoma March 30, 2017By Giovanni CastelliODs must have the right tools in their toolboxes when treating glaucoma correctly, says Optometry Times board member Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO, at Vision Expo East in New York.