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How to diagnose angioid streaks
How to diagnose angioid streaksAngioid streaks are a rare but potentially visually debilitating condition that present a unique challenge to the average eyecare provider. Learning to recognize its clinical presentation is just a start in an often difficult diagnosis to differentiate it from other similar retinal presentations. Ultimately understanding its association with a variety of systemic diseases is essential in successfully identifying and mitigating its link to vision loss.
How I am embracing the medical model in optometry
How I am embracing the medical model in optometryAs 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.
The OD’s role with new diabetes drugsIt is important for eyecare providers to be familiar with these new drugs and findings. We often see patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and high CV risk, and we are in a position to help counsel our patients about new treatments—and even suggest that appropriate patients have conversations with their primary-care physicians, endocrinologists and cardiologists.
Using contact lenses to steepen the cornea post surgeryThe over response of LASIK patients is not a common event, but it does happen. CLAPIKS provides a straightforward and practical approach to help patients through this healing period.
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of Halloween
Don’t let bad beauty habits suck the fun out of HalloweenWhether your Halloween makeup plans are glamorous or ghoulish, incorrect makeup practices are frightful for eye health.
Create brand loyalty through holiday awesomeness
Create brand loyalty through holiday awesomenessWe embrace the holidays in my office. I think that by echoing the buzz of the season, we create an inclusive environment in which our patients feel a part of the practice.
The Sightbox scoop from J&J’s Peter MenziusoIf the rate of change in optometry this year has your head spinning, hold on tight with this next one. On September 18, 2017, Johnson & Johnson Vision (JJV) announced the acquisition of Sightbox, an online contact lens subscription box service that sells direct to consumer Acuvue contact lenses, and yes, contact lenses from the three other major contact lens manufacturers.
Hail and farewellThe older I become, it seems the faster time flies. Five years ago, I was asked by someone I greatly respect and admire to become chief optometric editor of this publication. Now, five years later, the time has flown by in a blur, and I am moving on.
Q&A: Chris Lievens, OD, MS, FAAO—Chief of Internal Clinics at The Eye Center, Southern College of OptometryI grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C. My dad was a federal government employee and so from the time I was born to the time I graduated high school, it was always in the D.C. area—in fact, I went to high school in Washington, D.C. After I went to optometry school, I went into the Air Force and was stationed in Washington, D.C., so we moved back there.
3 tips to better fit keratocones with sclerals
3 tips to better fit keratocones with scleralsYou may have heard success stories with patients fit in scleral lenses and seen discussion in literature regarding the finer points of fitting these contact lenses. If you are not currently fitting scleral contact lenses but are interested in working with them, we recommend three things to prepare yourself and your practice to fit scleral lenses.