Optometry

The next frontier: Mobile eyecare clinicsYou know the statistics. Nearly 40% of Americans don’t go to the eye doctor because they feel like their eyes are “fine,” and despite efforts by the AOA and outreach campaigns, the average American is also getting bombarded by telemedicine ads painting eyecare as “inconvenient” and “expensive.”
How patient care resembles parenting
How patient care resembles parentingSometimes you have to let them fail to make a point.
5 things you need to know about TFOS DEWS IIWith great anticipation, the updated report of the TFOS Dry Eye WorkShop (DEWS II) was released last week. The first DEWS report was released in 2007.
How to successfully perform a pediatric eye exam
How to successfully perform a pediatric eye examWhen is the last time that you performed an eye exam for an energetic two-year-old? Does the thought scare you, or do you refer these patients to the nearest pediatric specialist? With just a little patience and a quick response time, you, too, can perform a 2-year-old eye exam as smoothly as an adult eye exam (sometimes even easier).
5 tips to effective, efficient staff meetings
5 tips to effective, efficient staff meetingsNot starting meetings on time and waiting for late staff sends the message that on-time people’s time is not important, says Anthony Record, LDO, FNAO, ABO, of Tampa, FL at Vison Expo East.
Perspective changes after my cataract surgery
Perspective changes after my cataract surgeryWe ODs have an inherent advantage our patients do not—we know what’s coming.
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
Top 10 vision therapy books
Top 10 vision therapy booksAs a lecturer and clinical instructor in vision therapy and pediatrics, it is important to have a literature base for what I am teaching. My top 10 favorite vision therapy books provide that evidence base and offer a varied clinical approach for all optometrists who to offer vision therapy in their practices or simply understand the visual process on a higher level.
Epicutaneous immunotherapy may transform allergy treatment
Epicutaneous immunotherapy may transform allergy treatmentAs an allergy sufferer myself, I tend to pore over the journals and literature to learn what new exciting technologies may be on the horizon. When I came across epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), my mind went in a multitude of different directions about the endless possibilities for both systemic and ocular allergy management.
Why the periphery matters in DR progression
Why the periphery matters in DR progressionDiabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients is a common finding in optometric practices. When we grade the level of retinopathy, we often do so with findings of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)in mind.