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Using the extra eyes within your exam room
Using the extra eyes within your exam roomI don’t have periscope eyes, so I can’t peek around blind corners. Plus, my neck is stiff after years of hunching over a slit lamp. As a result, I can’t turn my head as well to get a good look around.
5 reasons ODs don’t fit toric contact lensesIt’s time to dispel these preconceptions of fitting contact lenses for astigmatism and use new toric lens options as an opportunity to improve patient care.
Diagnosing CHRPE lesions can be a challenge for ODsA 26-year-old healthy ophthalmically asymptomatic female patient attended the University of Alabama School of Optometry clinic for a periodic ophthalmic evaluation. Her history was significant for myopic refractive correction, for which she wore soft contact lenses successfully.
Students can make a difference with advocacy
Students can make a difference with advocacyAs I reach the end of my second year out of optometry school, I find myself reflecting on how the past two years have been such a rewarding experience.
Topical antibiotics are effective, say those who Rx them for blepharitisIn a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs, if they prescribed topical antibiotics for blepharitis, their top reason for doing so.
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
Delaying the inevitablePracticing optometry takes place in many locales, with the majority free of barriers to practice.
Q&A: Diana Canto-Sims, OD, Owner, Buena Vista Optical, Wink and Save
Incorporating lactoferrin and immunoglobin testingWhile ophthalmic diagnostic lab tests—specifically those targeting ocular surface disorders—have been around for over 20 years, it is only within the past five years that they have begun to gain measurable use.
How MIPS affects ODs’ Medicare paymentsOptometrists who see Medicare patients are being graded on their performances, and this grade will affect their 2019 Medicare payments.