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Balancing work and home as an OD during the holidaysTracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, FAAO describes how her life as an OD during the holidays changed over time. From after graduation to having her own family, Dr. Swartz finds that the balance has changed. 10 holiday dos and don’ts for ODs in 2017We asked ODs to share holiday dos and don’ts in effort to keep your holidays humming. Two big themes emerged: prioritizing family time and not allowing the stress to get you down. Take a look. ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 5—Misleading information and misinformationIn Part 5 of his five-part blog series on vision care plan gripes, Carl Spear, OD, MBA, FAAO, discusses how misleading and wrong information can affect patients’ perceptions of your clinical care and practice. 6 things that drive ODs crazy during the holidaysFind out what drives your fellow ODs crazy during the holidays. Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate itWork-related musculoskeletal disorders may be a pain in the neck and lead to reduced time in the office, chronic pain, and headaches. If you are experiencing pain, it is important to address it to prevent further injury. 3 things you need to know about TFOS DEWS IIIf you have skimmed a few summary articles and are thinking, “Dry eye not really changed much for me,” we’re highlighting the biggest takeaways from TFOS DEWS II that will make you rethink what you think you know about dry eye treatment in our podcast with Drs. Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones, and James Wolffsohn. Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S. December 19, 2017By Giovanni CastelliSee if your city made the list and why ODs who live in these healthiest cities think they made the cut. Managing the astigmatic patient with contact lensesWe can easily dispell the myth, “I can’t wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism.” Today’s lenses offer high quality visual options with excellent comfort and efficient empirical fitting. Top 10 stories of 2017You, our readers, told us what stories were most important to you this year as measured by the number of page views they received on our website. Bottom 10 healthiest cities in the U.S. December 21, 2017By Giovanni CastelliFind out what cities are at the bottom in the healthiest list and why area ODs think these cities have earned their spots. Helping patients through the dry eye seasonDr. Tracy Schroeder-Swartz explains the “dry eye season” and how to help patients affected by it.