Optometry

The changing dry eye dynamicTo understand how far we have come, you must remember where we started.
Optometry Times names new chief optometric editorBenjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, has been named as chief optometric editor of Optometry Times. He succeeds Ernest L. Bowling, OD, FAAO, who held the position for five years.
Experts weigh in: What do you wish ODs knew about fitting torics?Our previous story on toric fitting tips went over so well, we decided to bring you more! This time, we asked experts what they wish their colleagues knew about fitting toric contact lenses.
ODs: Rulers of the Land of Presbyopia
ODs: Rulers of the Land of PresbyopiaWe often perform cataract surgery with near vision correction, using monovision or presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). These folks are typically happy despite having mild residual refractive error. Something magically happens between that patient getting glasses that she “just cannot wear, at all” and getting cataract surgery. Let’s follow that patient’s path.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 4—Competing with me for retail sales and patientsOptometrists are increasingly feeling pressure on their practices as vision care plans (VCPs) move toward a model that not only cuts reimbursements but also competes with them for patients, goods, and services.
Considering scleral lenses for astigmatic patientsWe have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
Clinical imaging of macular holesRecognize characteristics and stages of macular hole for better pictures
Educate patients with a seminar at your practice
Educate patients with a seminar at your practice
6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2017
6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2017If you didn't make it to Las Vegas for this year's Vision Expo West meeting, don't worry. Optometry Times has you covered with the latest news from the meeting. Catch up on what's new!
How to use surveys to improve service at your practiceSurveying potential new patients, existing patients, or employees can help ODs deliver better service by knowing what people want and giving it to them, says Bethany Fishbein, OD, consultant at The Power Practice practice management group and private practice owner in Somerset, NJ.