Optometry

Top 10 stories of 2017
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.
Using precision medicine for dry eyeThe Precision Medicine Initiative offers a model to customize treatment for each individual patient. Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO explains why using precision medicine to treat dry eye disease can be beneficial for the OD and patient.
How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatmentEvolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients.
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patient
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patientDiagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema (DME) can pose a challenge for ODs. A. Paul Chous, OD, MA, FAAO, CDE, examines a case of non-center involved DME and the challenges he faced when treating one patient.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.
Top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S.See 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 lenses
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.
3 things you need to know about TFOS DEWS II
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.
Neck pain in the exam room and how to alleviate it
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.
Q&A: Justin Schweitzer OD, FAAO—Cataract, cornea, refractive, and glaucoma surgery specialistJustin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, discusses practicing optometry in North Dakota and conquering the 200-mile Ragnar Relay in the latest Optometry Times Q&A.
Dental and Optometric Care Access Act gains tractionAs the DOC Care Access Act, which has the backing of the American Optometric Association and the American Dental Association, continues to gain traction, the conversation will likely become more vocal on all sides.