Optometry

Why aren’t ODs referring to each other?Know those optometric colleagues locally who have invested both time and money into the technologies and educated themselves on contemporary care algorithms.
5 reasons to prescribe toric contact lenses
New concepts in diagnosis and treatmentIn the past decade, several significant advancements have been made in the arena of glaucoma diagnosis. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), newer algorithms in trend analysis of visual field studies, and combined visually evoked potential (VEP) and pattern electroretinography (ERG) studies have been the hallmarks of such recent advancements.
Overcoming our fear of change
Overcoming our fear of changePerhaps underlying surface fears is a basic fear of change. We humans are creatures of habit, and habits are hard to break. It takes nerves of steel to open a practice cold in today’s environment, yet several of my former students have done precisely that and are doing extremely well. So, it can be done, but I am quite sure they had their moments of fear.
How sleep affects the ocular surfaceAt every age we need adequate, uninterrupted sleep for optimal, wakeful functioning. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Real-life office policies for ODs
Real-life office policies for ODsI thought I would create office policies to control my office life because the patients will follow my long list of rules just like my children listen to rules at home. Feel free to use it at your office.
New TFOS DEWS II report redefines dry eyeKelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PHD, FAAO, discusses the upcoming release of the TFOS DEWS II report and what ODs should expect with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Constructing the TFOS DEWS II report no easy taskAmy Gallant Sullivan, cofounder and executive director of TFOS, discusses what went into creating the DEWS II report with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Examining poster themes at ARVO 2017No one individual can digest the 5,647 posters and myriad oral presentations and panel discussions, but certain themes emerged, even to the casual observer. Poster numbers are included.
How zinc affects AMDOne of the greatest ongoing food fights in eye care concerns the role of antioxidants and zinc in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) prevention and the movement of genetic testing from the theoretical research lab to applied science.