Optometry

Q&A: Linda Chous, OD: Chief Eye Care Officer of United Healthcare Vision, Owner of The Glasses Menagerie in MinneapolisPediatric optometry, cosmetology, and giant tubs of popcorn
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficiently
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficientlyScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye and how incorporating a dry eye checklist may help improve patient treatment.
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIK
How to manage vision changes over time post-LASIKHow often have you heard a post-LASIK patient say his surgery “isn’t working anymore” or it has “expired?” While the corneal tissue that was ablated is gone forever, eyes can change over time, and laser vision correction does not stop time.
Using virtual reality in your practice
Using virtual reality in your practiceInnovative technology is certainly one way to catch a patient’s attention. Most patients will appreciate ODs who are not only current but use state-of-the art technology.
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggerated
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggeratedBest practice guidelines are just that—guidelines. They’re not religious dogma designed to herd everyone into the same line. We are rightly moving toward more evidence-based medicine, such as increased use of bandage lenses and less pressure patching in the management of corneal abrasions and erosions.
Managing astigmats when they hit presybopiaFitting toric patients is a breeze today, and we have options to allow those patients to continue to stay in their contact lenses as they become presbyopic.
5 reasons to upgrade patients from monovision to multifocalsMany optometrists use the “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” excuse for not fitting multifocals. It is time for ODs to get comfortable with multifocal contact lenses and the opportunity they provide our practices as well as the ability they give us to meet modern patient demands.
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail
What to do when demodex blepharitis treatment options failScott Schachter, OD, discusses what you should do when demodex blepharitis treatment options fail.
Fireworks safety and what to do in case of an eye injuryWith the Fourth of July upon us, it is important to remember these safety tips when handling fireworks. Everyone here at Optometry Times wishes our readers a safe and happy holiday!
ODs top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 2—Does it have to be this difficult?In an attempt to bring clarity to the landscape around vision plans, I have put together this five-part blog series. In Part 1, I outlined four big topic areas where optometrists seem to have the most complaints with vison plans.