Optometry

Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eye
Using neurostimulation to treat dry eyeNeurostimulation could be the “next big thing” in dry eye disease (DED). A new neurostimulation device called TrueTear (Allergan) is a patient-directed, non-pharmacologic option.
Building trust with patients builds the practice
Building trust with patients builds the practiceCreating a positive first impression is more than a significant factor during our patients’ first contact with our practices, which is almost always via a telephone call. During the initial conversation, our soon-to-be patients are faced with a fundamental decision—are they comfortable with what they perceive as our practices’ personality? Is it a good fit?
Smart home technology creates independence for patients with disabilitiesThe smart home market is expected to reach $121.73 billion by 2022.3 With these speculations, even stores like Home Depot now have a separate smart home device section. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be over 26 billion connected devices.
Q&A: Darryl Glover, OD: Cofounder of Defocus Media grew up in the Triangle area, Raleigh-Durham, NC. I spent time in Orlando, came back to North Carolina for college and for optometry school I went to Pennsylvania School of Optometry in Philadelphia.
Twitter reacts to eclipse with ‘my eyes hurt’ trending
Twitter reacts to eclipse with ‘my eyes hurt’ trendingA quick look at Twitter shows that many eclipse viewers are now complaining of ocular pain after taking a peek without proper eye protection. See what people are saying on Twitter after the eclipse!
9 habits for multifocal contact lens fitting success
9 habits for multifocal contact lens fitting successWhether that’s true or not, you shouldn’t be intimidated by multifocal lens fitting.
Growing up in optometry and carving my own pathThis initial blog falls squarely into the tale-telling category of “why I love optometry,” but I feel this particular tale is a great way to introduce myself.
Risks of falls in glaucoma patientsTaking note of a patient’s behavior can provide a multitude of clues on the patient’s current condition. Perhaps the most apparent observational feature would be a patient’s gait.
Tips to become a better contact lens technicianThese tips have helped doctors reduce chair time, see more patients, and develop a reputation as a state-of-the-art contact lens practice.