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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.
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.
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.
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.